What Causes Prostate Cancer?

Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow in an abnormal way. Prostate cancer affects the prostate, which is a part of the male reproductive system. In Hollywood, FL, prostate cancer treatment is available at Masel Urology Center, where Dr. Jonathan Masel can recommend a specific course of treatment for you.

What Causes Prostate Cancer?

On a basic level, prostate cancer is caused by changes in the DNA of a normal prostate cell. DNA in the cells makes up the genes, which control how the cells function. DNA affects more than just how people look. Some genes control when the cells grow, divide into new cells or die.

Some of the signs of prostate cancer to look out for include:

  • Frequent urination
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow or the need to strain to empty the bladder
  • New onset of erectile dysfunction
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Discomfort or pain when
  • The urge to urinate frequently at night
  • Blood in the urine
  • Sitting, caused by an enlarged prostate

If you experience any of these symptoms, it is important that you contact your doctor immediately for a diagnosis. Once your condition is diagnosed, our team can help you develop a customized treatment plan that meets your needs.

The following treatments are available for prostate cancer in Hollywood, FL:

  • Hormone therapy
  • Cryotherapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Bone directed therapy
  • Vaccine treatment

The prognosis and treatment methods will vary from person to person and depend on the following:

  • The stage of cancer
  • The patient’s age
  • Whether the patient has other health problems
  • Past treatment for prostate cancer
  • The wishes of the patient
  • Whether cancer has just been diagnosed or has recurred

If you have prostate cancer in Hollywood, FL, schedule a consultation with Dr. Masel as soon as possible by calling Masel Urology Center at (954) 961-7500 today.

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