Modern medical facilities has increased prostate cancer survival rate as constant research in this field has helped the medical researchers to bring forth preventive measures and cures for the disease. Moreover, prognosis after detection of the disease has increased the chances of longevity after treatment of the disease as the doctor can analyze his patient’s life span after the treatment.
Discovery of prostate cancer vaccination has added to the chances of prostate cancer survival because the vaccine not only curbs the recurrence of the disease but also has the efficiency of breaking down the tumor, which leads to complete relief from the disease. Besides these, the other factors that affect the patient’s life span are family history and lifestyle of the patient.
Besides, these two factors the other important factors that affects the life span of a patient after contacting the disease is, diet, ethnicity, obesity, and the stage at which the detection of the disease has taken place. Mostly you will find that patients whose cancerous cells have not penetrated beyond the prostate have higher chances of survival.
Thus, increasing your life span after the completion of the treatment is in your hands, as you have to bring a total change in your lifestyle for attaining this objective. Moreover, you have to follow all the restrictions imposed by your doctor and change your eating habits if you want to eliminate the chances of recurrence. Besides this, you should maintain the schedule of regular check ups.
However, sometimes a patient loses hope as most of his organs, situated in and around the prostate develops problems, especially the rectum area and the urinary bladder. Moreover, the sexual ability of the patient decreases as during the process of the treatment and after the treatment he develops erectile dysfunction. This prostate cancer impotence can be temporary or permanent.
Prostate cancer impotence depends on the type of treatment adopted for treating the disease. Observation shows that surgery and removal of prostate glands leads to permanent erectile dysfunction. However, it is not an established fact as nowadays various methods of surgery are available, which helps in removing the affected parts without harming the nerves that carry the blood to the penis.
Besides surgery, radiation therapy and hormonal therapy can also cause prostate cancer impotence. However, the level of erectile dysfunction is higher in radiation therapy and this problem can last for a longer time in this mode of treatment, but in hormonal therapy, the period of erectile dysfunction is lesser.
In spite of all these setbacks, you should not lose hope as you can easily increase your life span by bringing a change in your lifestyle and sincerely following all the restrictions imposed by your doctor to curb the recurrence of the disease. Moreover, modern methods of treatment and the slow growth rate of the diseased cells increases the chances of prostate cancer survival.