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Calling All Men: Pay Attention To Your Prostate | Star2.com

#MenToo Don't let your ego get in the way, men. Pay attention when something doesn't feel right.

11.7.2019

MenToo Don't let your ego get in the way, men. Pay attention when something doesn't feel right.

Prostate cancer is generally seen in men above 50 years, and the incidence continues to rise with age. If a man lives long enough, he is most likely to get prostate cancer.

When looked under the microscope, one can see that the glands are surrounded by muscular and fibrous tissue. These glands are the ones which secrete the prostatic fluid. This walnut-sized gland plays an important role in keeping the sperms alive in the acidic environment of the vagina.

Infections and inflammations are uncommon, and a common source of infection is recurrent urinary tract infection. These conditions are challenging to diagnose as the presenting symptoms are vague such as low back pain, burning micturition (urination) and pain on touch in the suprapubic region.

In this condition, the prostate gland starts growing excessively in response to the androgen hormone. However, the exact cause is unknown.

The prostate gland showing its position relative to the bladder and urethra and the zones of the prostate in cross section.

It is generally seen in men above 50 years, and the incidence continues to rise with age.

Benign prostatic hyperplasia likes to develop from the PZ of the prostate while prostatic cancer, most commonly arises from the TZ.

This is partly due to effective screening programmes and an increase in awareness.

As the risk factors and clinical presentation are not clear, it becomes important to have a robust screening system.

Generally, values less than 4ng/ml is taken as normal, values between 5-10ng/ml are seen in benign prostatic hyperplasia. Values higher than 10ng/ml in the presence of clinical presentations is indicative of malignancy.

Routine screening for PSA leads to the survival of one in every 1,000 men screened for prostatic cancer.

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