Prostate Cancer is cancer of the small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces seminal fluid. Seminal fluid is a liquid which is useful for nourishing and transport of sperms. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Today the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer has become much easy in recent years. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. Some forms of prostate cancer progress slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other forms are aggressive and can spread quickly. If prostate cancer is detected early when it's still confined to the prostate gland we have a better chance of successful treatment. Prostate cancer usually doesn't produce any noticeable symptoms in its early stages and that is one of the reasons, prostate cancer isnâ€™t detected until the cancer has spread beyond the prostate. For most men, prostate cancer is first detected during a routine screening such as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or a digital rectal examination for some other complains like piles or hemorrhoids. The signs and symptoms depend on how advanced the cancer is and how far the cancer has spread. Early signs and symptoms of prostate cancer can include urinary problems, caused when the prostate tumor presses on the bladder or on the tube that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). However, urinary symptoms are much more commonly caused by benign prostate problems, such as an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or prostate infections. Less than 3 percent of cases of prostate cancer have urinary problems as the initial symptom. When urinary signs and symptoms do occur, they can include trouble urinating, starting and stopping while urinating decreased force in the stream of urine. Cancer in the prostate or the area around the prostate can cause blood in the urine or blood in semen. Prostate cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes in pelvic region it may cause swelling in both legs, pain in the pelvic area. Advanced prostate cancer that has spread to the bones can cause bone pain that doesn't go away, bone fractures and compression of the spine.
Cancer is a group of abnormal cells that grow more rapidly than normal cells and that refuse to die. Cancer cells also have the ability to invade and destroy normal tissues, either by growing directly into surrounding structures or after traveling to another part of the body through bloodstream or lymph system (metastasize). Microscopic cancer cells develop into small clusters that continue to grow and become more densely packed and hard. What causes prostate cancer and why some types behave differently are unknown. Complications from prostate cancer are related to both the disease and its treatment. One of the biggest fears of many men who have prostate cancer is that treatment may leave them incontinent or unable to maintain an erection firm enough for sex (erectile dysfunction).the common complication seen in prostate cancer are:
- Spread of cancer
- Difficulty urinating (urinary incontinence)
- Erectile dysfunction (ED) or impotence
Role of Homeopathy in Prostate Cancer:
Homeopathy is a scientific and holistic system of medicine. It has its ability to improve our health dynamically by acting on our bodyâ€™s life giving energy the vital force. This vital force gives life to a cell which then divides further and develops itself in to a complex human body. The role of vital force or life energy never ends after the development of first cell. In fact a single cell or entire human body or any living thing on this earth, be it an insect or a plant or a giant animal or a complex human body, it starts disintegrating once the life energy stops flowing in them. A healthy state of the body is not as a result of healthy cells and healthy tissue but it is as a result of healthy and balanced life energy or vital force which is maintaining the body in a healthy state. In a diseased body all what we see in a microscope is a diseased cell. But actually the cell is made diseased by virtue of disturbed life energy or vital force which is no more in a balance and harmonious state. There by the result of this disturbance is first seen as a disturbed functioning of the body. When this disturbance is carried further we see disturbance at a cellular level. This disturbance at a cellular level can be broadly understood as under growth (Dwarfism), over growth (Goiter), abnormal growth (Cancer) and destruction (ulcer). This is one of the most important reason why we are not able to explain the cause of cancer as definite prediction or for that matter in any illness we are able to see that same causes of illness do not affect every one few gets affected and few remains unaffected.
Homeopathy has a potential to act on this life giving energy dynamically and change the disturbed energy to state of balance and harmony. Once this is done then the now balanced and harmonious life energy cures body which is diseased.
This mode of homeopathic cure is safe and without side effect. Homeopathy can benefit in Prostate cancer at an early age when the growth is in a state of reversible state. Homeopathy can cure Prostate cancer when vital organs in body like liver, kidney, heart, bone marrow are unaffected. The spread of prostate cancer has not occurred to any of such vital organs. Homeopathy is successful when metastasis has not occurred. At a primary stage homeopathy has a good role to play. In advance cases of prostate cancer where there is no hope of personâ€™s life, homeopathy still offers good palliation in pain control and general state of health where person finds improvement in his appetite, sleep, general strength and pain. This is achieved with less harmful and less invasive and cost effective way without subjecting patients to dangerous side effects. Homeopathy can not increase personâ€™s life in this advanced stage of cancer but homeopathy can improve the quality of the remaining life of a person suffering from advance stage of prostate cancer.