Prostatitis and prostate cancer are quite interrelated diseases because the second is often a consequence of the first. However, despite the similar symptoms and causes of development, they themselves are completely different and require different treatment. Oncology is considered much more serious, therefore, if it is detected, in no case should you deviate from the doctor’s recommendations, skip taking any pills. In the opposite case, the chances of death are significantly increased, but an unfavorable outcome of therapy is considered only in stage 4 cancer, patients with 2 or 3 can still live 10 years or even more after treatment.
At the first stage of the disease, the prognosis for recovery is the highest – about 90%. Moreover, the treatment here allows you to get rid of the tumor completely, while maintaining sexual activity. Later, it may be necessary to remove the entire prostate gland, which will affect erectile function and the reproductive system.
Clinical picture and causes of development
Prostate cancer (or carcinoma) is a malignant tumor that arises from the cells of the organ itself. Pathology develops very slowly, usually over the years, but during its existence it can give metastases. Symptoms of cancer or prostatitis in men are similar to each other and are manifested in the form of a malfunction of the urination process and sexual function. the prostate gland is directly related to them. Among its functions is the production of sex hormones, therefore, when this process is disrupted, potency suffers first of all.
Carcinoma of the prostate is the most common type of cancer in men, like a tumor of the mammary glands or ovaries in women. In general, the representatives of the stronger sex can develop not only malignant, but also benign formation – adenoma (or hyperplasia). It is not so dangerous, but it can also bring the patient a huge number of problems. She is not capable of being reborn into a tumor formation, it is worth remembering for patients. However, the presence of hyperplasia does not mean that at the same time a man cannot have cancer.
Prevention of prostate cancer
To avoid such dangerous diseases as cancer or inflammation of the prostate, men need to adhere to a healthy lifestyle and be sure to visit a urologist annually. For representatives of the stronger sex after 50 years, it is recommended to do this even more often, because due to age-related changes, the chances of getting ailments are higher. Prevention should be started as early as possible, this will significantly reduce the likelihood of oncology or inflammation.
Also, to avoid pathologies, it is important to get enough sleep and rest, to avoid stress. In order not to get a stagnant type of prostatitis, you need to have a regular sex life, preferably with a regular partner. This and physical activity are especially important for those men who have a sedentary job. If you find symptoms of cancer or prostatitis, immediately contact a specialist and get tested. Even if it is a “false alarm”, it is better to play it safe than to put your health and life in danger. If a man has already recovered, prevention is still a must for him.