Significance Of Prostate Cancer, Anatomy And Physiology Systems

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss the significance of Prostate cancer, anatomy and physiology systems affected by Prostate cancer, the disease pathology, and how the disease is being controlled. Within the significance of Prostate cancer there is incidence rate and prevalence of the disease, there are national trends that are by age, gender, race, and geographic region. In the anatomy and physiology systems that are affected by Prostate cancer, there is which bodily system that the disease affects, the main functions of that system and how the disease impairs that function, and the progression of the disease. Through the disease pathology, there are many causes, risk factors, diagnoses, and comorbidities. With disease control, there…show more content…
The bodily system that Prostate cancer affects is the prostate. The prostate is part of a man’s reproductive system. The prostate is a gland and makes up part of the seminal fluid. The Male hormones or androgens make the prostate grow. A healthy prostate is about the size of a walnut, and if it grows too large it squeezes the urethra (What). Prostate growths can be either benign or malignant. The malignant tumors are the one that can be a threat to lives and can make the prostate grow to a dangerous level. Thirdly, the disease pathology includes causes, risk factors, diagnosis, and comorbidities. Prostate cancer is a disease that affects men from ages 65 to 79 predominantly, with the average age of the diagnosis being between 70 and 74. Only about a quarter of the cases occur in men that are younger than 65. A risk factor is that if a man has a father or brother that has been diagnosed, it is two and a half times more likely to get prostate cancer. That risk factor is compared with a man who has no affected relatives. Another risk factor includes a higher incidence of and mortality from prostate cancer in men of black African-Caribbean origin; this is compared with white Caucasian men (Prostate). Prostate cancer is diagnosed first by screening with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and or a digital

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