New prostate cancer treatment is expected by people to show its effectiveness. It is a new hope for those who suffer from prostate cancer, as well as their family. We know that prostate cancer is the most common cancer type that is experienced by men. Even, the cases of prostate cancer is getting increased and increased every year. The increasing of the prostate cancer cases is caused by the cancer’s slow progress. The men who suffer from it may not feel or find any sign of its arrival. This is the reason why the patients get late treatment and medication. The symptoms of the prostate cancer are usually clear when the cancer in the prostate is large enough to reach the urethra. From this tube where urine is transferred to the penis’ bladder, the cancer will spread to larger area.
Prostate is a body organ that is only found in men. It is a small gland, which is approximately at the same size as satsuma, and is found between the bladder and the penis. It is also found around the urethra. It plays an important role in producing semen. Indeed, it produces fluid that will be mixed with the sperm. The fluid is thick and white so that the semen’s colour is white too. Prostate cancer usually happens to men at the age of 50 years or more. It means that, men who are 50 years old or more gets higher risk of this cancer. The cause of the prostate cancer is not known until today. All of men have the same risk of suffering from prostate cancer, especially when they get older and older. The fact that the symptoms are hard to be recognized until the cancer spreads and that the reason why the prostate cancer happen is still unknown, and that the cases of prostate cancer is increasing from time to time makes it so important to find a new prostate cancer treatment that will work effectively in helping the patients to be recover from the disease.
Prostate cancer is diagnosed by taking a series of tests to the patients. Some of the tests that doctors carry out in order to conclude whether there is a prostate cancer or not are biopsy, blood test, and digital rectal examination. After taking several tests, doctors will conclude if the patient has prostate cancer positively. Then, they will state the stage of the cancer. If the cancer is still at the early stage and is not followed by serious annoying symptoms, doctors usually do not suggest any kind of medication. On the contrary, they will take the time for some active surveillance activities in monitoring the patient’s condition just in case the cancer starts giving serious symptoms. When the cancer shows serious symptoms though it is still in the early stage, doctors will give options for several treatments such as surgery, hormone therapy, radiotherapy, and chemotherapy. These treatments are popularly used in treating patients before the new prostate cancer treatment is found.
How does the New Prostate Cancer Treatment Work?
The new prostate cancer treatment is still a kind of therapy too. Studies found that building the patient’s own immune system will be more effective in fighting against cancer. This is the reason why the new therapy for prostate cancer is focused on boosting the patient’s immune system. This enables the patient’s body to produce cancer killing cells in the immune system. As we know, an unexpected condition may occur because of the abundant B-cells in a person’s immune system. This cell mediates the immunosuppression, which causes the failure of chemotherapy for patients with aggressive and advanced prostate cancer. Though the B-cells are important for producing antibody and giving signal to the immune system to slow down when it is overheated, they give negative impact to prostate cancer treatment if they are abundant. Moreover, certain cells in a person’s body may cause the failure of conventional cancer therapies and let the tumour to grow in the body without being able to be checked. This is what the new prostate cancer therapy, which is called chemoimmunetherapy, wants to solve. This new therapy in fighting prostate cancer involves the use of drug oxaliplatin in low doses. This is how the cancer-killing cells will be stimulated to be active in the patient’s body. By producing cells that actively fight against cancer, the patients get a new hope from the cancer that is not getting advanced.