Can The Advanced Prostate Cancer Treated By Some Medications?

Advanced Prostate CancerIf you are suffering with advanced prostate cancer, there are some drugs which can be used to cure this cancer.

You can also know some other types of prostate cancer here.

An uncontrolled growth of the cells in the prostate gland, which are the male sex glands, leads to the advanced prostate cancer.

The fluid is produced from the prostate gland, which is located at the bottom of the bladder from the serum that protects the sperms.

The prostate cancer is of three types. They are: Locally advanced cancer grows through the outer rim of prostate gland and tissues that are nearby. Recurrent prostate cancer is caused after the treatment. It can come near the prostate or at the back of prostate or the other parts of your body.

Metastatic prostate cancer can spread to the lymph nodes or metastasized or even spread to other parts of your body.

The advanced prostate cancer is slow growing, unlike other cancers. It can spread to other parts of your body including the bones.

Risk of getting prostate cancer is more in case of western countries. It includes 75% of the men of around 65 years old and 10% of them having family history. The environmental factors and diet are also linked with the prostate cancer.

  • The growth of the cancer depends on your testosterone (male sex hormone).
  • The growth of the cancer is controlled by the hormone.
  • Like other cancers the exact cause of prostate cancer is not known. [Prostate Cancer Causes]

Prostate cancer serious condition: It is life threatening as it spreads to other parts of the body in advanced stages. Enlargement of normal prostate gland is not cancerous but is known as benign prostatic hypertrophy.

The prostate cancer and prostatic hypertrophy can lead to difficulty in urination as the urethra is pressed by them.

Metastatic prostate cancer or locally advanced prostate cancer has no symptoms sometimes. But some of the symptoms of prostate cancer that you can notice are:

  • Urine containing blood
  • Waking up at nights to urinate
  • Burning feeling or pain while urination
  • Sometimes there is a problem during urination at starting of the urine stream or having low stream or not able to urinate.
  • Having stiffness in the upper thighs, lower back, hips or having deep pain.

Some of the symptoms of metastatic prostate cancer are:

  • Weight loss
  • Swelling in the feet and leg
  • Pain in the bone.

If these symptoms are observed, following tests are to be conducted.

Exams to cure prostate cancer include the digital rectal exam in which a gloved lubricated finger is put into your rectum to feel the prostate gland. Prostate- specific antigen test is used to find out whether the prostate cancer has come back or it is prostate cancer.

Biopsy is a test in which a sample of tissue is taken from your prostate or the area spread with cancer. Then this sample is sent to the lab for further testing. This is the only way to know about the prostate cancer.

Certain medications are used to relieve the symptoms and slow down the growth of prostate cancer. Some of the medications include: Goserelin (Zoladex) and leuprolide (Lupron) are the drugs used in hormone therapy.

The drugs used in chemotherapy are Estramustine Docetaxel, Etoposide and paclitaxel.

So, the advanced prostate cancer can be detected by the tests and can be cured by drugs and medications.


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  1. Until recently, hormone therapy was the only treatment approved for advanced prostate cancer. Now, patients who no longer respond to hormone therapy have another option. In 2004, the FDA approved the chemotherapy drug Taxotere, taken with prednisone (a steroid), for the treatment of patients who no longer respond to hormone therapy. Taxotere works by preventing cancer cells from dividing and growing. Patients receive Taxotere, along with prednisone, through an injection. Side effects of Taxotere are similar to most chemotherapy drugs and include nausea, possible hair loss, and bone marrow suppression (the decline or halt of blood cell formation). Patients may also experience neuropathy (nerve damage causing tingling, numbness, or pain in the fingers or toes) and fluid retention.