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Prostate Cancer

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Owen Gordon

on 16 October 2017

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Transcript of Prostate Cancer

Cancer is a disease of the cells.
Cancer occurs when abnormal cells grow out of control.
The cells can damage the surrounding tissues and can do more further damage to other body parts.
What is cancer?
PROSTATE CANCER
What is the prostate?
The symptoms of Prostate cancer are:
-pain or burning when urinating
-increased frequency or difficulty urinating
-blood in urine or semen
-pain in the lower back,hips or upper thighs
-erectile dysfunction
-urine flow that stops and starts
-weak flow of urine
Symptoms of Prostate cancer
Treatments of Prostate cancer
The Immune system of the body tries to fight off the infections that could lead off to developing cancer
Most of the times the body loses to the abnormal prostate cells
Then it spreads out to other organs and then causing prostate cancer
How does the body cope with Prostate Cancer?
How does Prostate Cancer spread?
Scientists have been developing treatments such as Orchidectomy and Transurethral Resection of the Prostate
Though there is no cure for this type of cancer yet.
Scientists developing treatments for Prostate cancer
The prostate is a small gland located below the bladder and surrounds the upper portion of the urethra.
Its main function is to produce fluid which preserves and enriches the sperm.
The prostate gland lies in front of the rectum.
Ways of treating Prostate Cancer:
-Orchidectomy or Orchiectomy
-Active surveillance
-Transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP)
-External Radiotheraphy
-Chemotheraphy
-Eating tomatoes
Causes of Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is a genetic form of cancer
It also originates from the prostate
African American people have a higher risk of getting Prostate Cancer
Higher Risk as you age as well

The prostate cells breaks out of the tumor that is growing in the prostate gland
It then enters the bloodstream into other organs such as the lungs,bones,liver and brain.
How do people cope with Prostate Cancer?
Become emotional about their physical and mental changes.
Coping with the changes to the genitals(orchidectomy)
Dealing with urinal problems after having radiotherahpy

Chemotheraphy
-Is when you are given a drug that enters the bloodstream and helps the organs that are affected.
-Simple Orchidectomy
Is when the surgeon removes the testes and parts of the spermatic cord
-Subcapsular Orchidectomy
Is done by removing the gland tissue that surrounds each testicle is removed rather than the entire gland itself
-Inguinal Orchidectomy
Is when you prevent prostate cancer from spreading.
By: Owen Gordon and Alex Senich
Effectiveness of some
treatments


Interview with Dr Duffy
Doctor at Hasbro Children's Hospital
"Kids don't believe that they can get cancer as easy as others, but the fact is we are seeing kids every day get diagnosed. Kids have to be educated on the risks."
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