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Rheta Mankin | Southlakeoncology

Positive Attitudes Help Prostate Patients Survive

Mar 7th 2014 at 1:14 AM

Cancer is a cruel disease that any person can have, but because of advanced medical science and technology many cancer treatments have been introduced by cancer clinics where people can receive the best care. There are many types of cancer such as breast cancer, lung cancer, and prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is a deadly cancer which occurs only in men. It affects the prostate glands and is very common. There will be a tumour which is present in the prostate glands, and it can be worse if the malignant cells spread to different parts of the body. Prostate cancer can be very dangerous if it remains undetected. So if a man experiences a burning sensation while urinating or has difficulty urinating then they should consult the best oncologist present in their area for a check-up. Other prostate cancer symptoms may include blood being seen during urination and some people may also feel the need to urinate very frequently.

There are many therapies and methods used to cure prostate cancer, and it can vary from person to person. Some of the treatments used to cure cancer are radiation therapy, hormonal therapy, surgery, as well as prostate seed implantation.

Surgery and radiation therapy may harm the male reproductive ability. If a radiation beam is applied to the sensitive part of the body, then it can also lead to impotency. So the best method is prostate seed implantation. In prostate seed implantation, radioactive charged seeds are placed in the prostate glands, where the radiation is targeted on the tumour. Even chemotherapy is quite successful to cure prostate cancer in which anti-cancer drugs are injected inside the body. These anti-cancer drugs are designed to directly target the tumour to cure it at the root. This therapy is used along with radiation therapy and surgery and takes longer to be administered as compared to prostate seed therapy.

Prostate cancer is very usual among men and it is very important for every man to have a check-up if he has experienced any symptoms. It is always better if the cancer is detected early for a chance for full recovery. Various cancer treatment centers are available who specialize in curing prostate cancer by developing the best treatment plan for each man.

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Southlake Oncology is located in the heart of Southlake on Southlake Boulevard. Located adjacent to the beautiful Southlake Town Square our office is on the second floor of the Texas Health Resources Harris Methodist medical office building. Within the clinic our patients will find a peaceful, spa-like atmosphere, an experienced and trained medical staff, and our board certified medical oncology and hematology physicians Dr. James Mackey and Dr. Kiran Kancharla. Southlake Oncology also offers ample and convenient free parking to all of our patients and family members.

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