Like all types of cancer, a progressive degenerative disease, prostate cancer strikes arbitrarily, without rhyme or reason. Prostate cancer is particularly vile, as it attacks the prostate gland, causing cancerous cells to multiply rapidly, forming tumors. An otherwise healthy male could find himself afflicted without any real signs or symptoms. While some men experience urinary difficulty or discomfort, the vast majority of cases can go undiagnosed for long periods.
Available treatment options range from the advanced, severe researched and proven scientifically methods like chemotherapy, radiation, cryotheraphy, hormonal treatments, and invasive surgery or alternative prostate cancer treatment methods that seek to bolster the body’s natural immune system and innate ability to fight off diseases and protect itself. Unfortunately, like all cancers and other progressive degenerative diseases, prostate cancer cannot be cured, only stunted, or shocked and forced into remission, hopefully for a long time.
As expected, alternative prostate cancer treatments function in similar ways to other holistic treatment plans: the individual receives a combination of supplements, a diet rich in grains, legumes, greens, brightly colored fruits and veggies (known to contain the highest quantities of immune-boosting vitamins and nutrients, as well as being delicious), and fluids, and positivity. Much of cancer treatment, whether prostate or otherwise, begins in the mind.
Remaining hopeful and positive through treatments, whether alternative, traditional, or both, can have as much impact on one’s physical health and recovery as the actual treatment they are receiving. The power of positive thinking can never be understand in any situation, especially when dealing with sinister and incurable progressive degenerative diseases like cancer.
Undoubtedly, the most frequently asked question regarding cancer is, “how can you prevent it?” There is no way to prevent prostate cancer, so to speak. No medicine or techniques exist to magically cure an afflicted individual. Combinations of chemotherapy and radiation have reasonable success rate, as do cryotherapy and surgery. But these results also have devastating physical consequences that can drastically reduce a man’s quality of life.
The best was to prevent prostate cancer is by being knowledgeable of the disease and by scheduling regular prostate exams with a trusted local healthcare provider. A typical hallmark of a physical for men over the age of 29 (arguably when men begin to become increasingly susceptible to rapid prostate gland cell growth), and separate exams can be scheduled for prostate concerns and queries.
As with many diseases, disorders, and conditions, the best way to prevent and combat them with knowledge: be aware of any changes in urinary habits, and pay attention to any signs of urinary discomfort. Cancer strikes without warning, often quickly and attack stealthily under the cloak of ignorance and unawareness. Once cancerous cell growth has been identified, a treatment plan that best fits the needs of the individual can be determined.
These treatments can be traditional or alternative, but those who undergo alternative treatment methods maintain their mental and spiritual health in a way that cannot be achieved by conventional chemical plans or invasive surgeries. Nothing that seeks to naturally strengthen the body can be bad or should be ignored. But, again, the only way to prevent prostate cancer is by knowing about it, and receiving regular, thorough check ups.