Prostate cancer remains a leading cause of death among men in America. This cancer begins in the prostate gland (the walnut shaped gland that produces seminal fluid). Early screening helps many men catch the cancer in its early stages while it can be treated through observation or through a variety of very effective cancer treatments. Traditional cancer treatment options vary depending on the stage.
T2 or T3 cancer is called metastatic prostate cancer. This is cancer which has metastasized and spread to other areas within the body. Metastatic prostate cancer treatment utilizes a variety of treatment options including external radiation, radioactive seed implant radiation, removal of the gland, cryotherapy which is freezing of the cancerous prostate, as well as other cutting-edge treatments which are found to be effective in stopping the spread of prostate cancer and saving the lives of men. Physicians are recommending that men address their total health in order to achieve the desired outcome of becoming cancer free.
Prostate cancer treatment options also include diet change options. A high fat diet has been scientifically proven to be associated with a higher risk of this form of cancer; because of this it is recommended that men diagnosed with early or advanced cancer change their diet to a low-fat diet. Broccoli, green tea, tomatoes, and soy products are also recommended. Foods high in antioxidants should be consumed daily. There are the nutritional supplements which provide a high dosage of highly beneficial antioxidants. Selenium, lycopenes and licorice root are also natural products which are recommended for treatment.
Lycopene is the bright red pigmentation found in carrots, tomatoes, watermelons, papayas and other red vegetables and fruits. However, despite their red color strawberries and cherries are not high in the beneficial cancer fighting lycopene. Lycopene has been seen to the effect in cancer treatments and especially in Metastatic prostate cancer treatment. Vitamin E and vitamin C are also a recommended natural treatment. Overall optimum physical health should be addressed when battling against the prognosis of any form of prostate cancer and proper diet and key diet changes can be very effective in producing optimum health.
Emotional health is just as essential as physical health and patients receiving treatment must achieve optimum emotional health. Laughter is a natural, healthy component that must be incorporated into everyday life in order to achieve total physical health. A change of diet as well as a change in daily activities if they have been proven to be stressful and full of anxiety will be beneficial to a cancer patient. Physicians are recommending that patients receive all of the tools necessary to obtain optimal physical health while receiving prostate cancer treatment and laughter, stress free life style changes and dietary changes are beneficial additives to traditional radiation treatments.