About prostate cancer
Prostate cancer has taken a prominent place among the leading health challenges confronting the male population right now. Not only has prostate cancer become very prevalent, with about one case occurring in every 9 males, but it is also the second leading cause of death in men, only behind lung cancer.
Prostate cancer is rarely found in men under 40 years of age, but with advancing age, chances of finding the disease increase rapidly. More than half of cases are found in men 65 or older. Multiple research studies show that many cases will go undetected for years.
Like other cancers, the prostate generates mutations in cell replication, leading to the formation of abnormal cells that multiply in an uncontrollable fashion. Cancer cells do not respond to normal biochemical signals, or messages, from other cells in the body, and in time, they create a group of cells with specific metabolic needs that does not obey any of the rules that govern our biological systems.
In a normal body, these cells are detected, targeted and ultimately destroyed by the immune system. An active immune surveillance within each of us does just that. However, if for any reason our immunity becomes weak or inactive, abnormal cells take advantage, and they develop, multiply, and create a tumor.
Multiple factors can induce abnormal mutations and/or reduce or handicap immunity. These factors combine to form the basic conditions for the emergence, development and, ultimately, the successful appearance of cancer. BioCare has to keep these factors in mind in order for our medical team to be able to understand and custom design a better approach just you.
What causes prostate cancer?
Prostate cancer has not revealed a direct causation factor that could be pointed to as the culprit of the disease; this is actually true for cancer in general. However, research has directed our attention to coincidental circumstances frequently found in prostate cancer; we call this circumstantial evidence as “risk factors,” and we should be aware of them; their presence can alert our physicians to watch for and detect any possible sign of the disease. Earlier detection and treatment, of course, offer the best chance for successful therapy.
What are risk factors for prostate cancer?
Some of these factors involve family history, since in some cases, the presence of prostate cancer, particularly in the father, can be related to a higher probability of a man himself developing the disease. This should help our medical team to focus extra attention to the review and thorough testing of this organ.
As we have already mentioned, age is an important indicator of risk. We know that prostate cancer rarely affects men before the age of 40; frequency rises rapidly after the age of 50, and more than half of prostate cancers are present in men older than 65.
Ethnicity affects prevalence: African-Americans, or men of African descent, show a higher frequency of prostate cancer than men from other races; also deaths for prostate cancer can be higher in this ethnic group and for reasons not clear. Asian-Americans and Hispanics have a lower occurrence of prostate cancer.
A key observation is that prostate cancer and other cancers, as well, are most common in the United States, Canada, northwestern Europe, and Australia; a simple look at a world map with a geographical distribution of cancer demonstrates this fact. Of course we might jump to the conclusion that better screening and longer life expectancy might be the reason, but this is only partially true. Lifestyle can have a bigger impact than we think; for example Asian-Americans have a lower risk of prostate cancer, but their risk is higher than Asians living in Asia, and in some places like Southern India or Indonesia, cancer risk is absolutely low.
Although prostate cancer risk doubles when your father or brother were diagnosed with the disease, still we have to consider that most prostate cancers occur in men without positive family history.
A number of other important factors include lifestyle and its immediate consequences; once again the protective advantage provided by a healthier, well balanced diet is becoming increasingly obvious. A statistically higher consumption of red meats, vegetable fats, fewer fruits and vegetables are cancer-promoting factors. Obesity, smoking, chemical exposures, and other conditions that can trigger or support chronic systemic inflammation are also implicated in the rise in prostate cancer and cancer in general.
Numerous reports have brought to our attention the fact that nutritional and metabolic deficiencies are becoming more profound and prevalent in the American population. Responsible are the distortion of eating habits in the US to favor processed food; the levels of chemical pollutants and poor eating habits. Taken together these factors are increasingly identified as the culprit for the epidemic of chronic degenerative inflammatory diseases we are experiencing, one of which is cancer.
The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta has published data since 2014, and reports that, in view of the present nutritional scenario, 40% of the most deadly diseases could be prevented, if proper attention were paid to nutrition.
Being proactive, conducting a thorough review of our lifestyle and habits, can have a profound effect in preventing not only prostate cancer, but cancer and other chronic and deadly diseases. Our window of opportunity is limitless, if we consider that every day we can make changes for a healthier, immune enhancing way of living and eating.
PROSTATE CANCER TREATMENT
Conventional prostate cancer therapy, of course, includes the intent to destroy the visible tumor through surgery, radiation, and the use of multiple pharmaceutical products, including steroids, hormonal therapy, and symptomatic medicine. In all cases, conventional therapy ignores that cancer is a systemic disease, very possibly connected to poor immune performance that has its origin in our lifestyle, the foods we eat, the toxins we consume unwittingly, the chemicals that pollute our lives, and chronic infections that often place an immunological burden on the body.
Cancer therapy, in all cases, has to consider the condition of the host of the disease, i.e., the patient, and availability of powerful resources within the reach of the physician to fight off and control the disease; if that is not done, only half the job is done.
The BioCare approach to treatment is all encompassing. Included is a thorough examination of the patient on being admitted to hospital and the BioCare medical team's evaluation of all areas of strength and weakness able to play a vital role in putting the disease under control, arrest its growth, and, ultimately, help the body regain balance and control over all its cellular population. Regaining the ability to identify and fight an abnormal cell, wherever it might be lodged in the body, provides the opportunity to destroy it and avoid the potential for spreading of the disease. Most deaths are not caused by the original tumor, but because of the consequences of distant seeding and formation of secondary tumors, called metastasis.
BioCare Hospital and Wellness Center's treatments are based on the assumption that the body has the capacity to heal itself. BioCare uses a repertoire of immune-building and anti-malignancy therapies to interfere with the progress of disease and improve overall well-being. Nutritional therapy provides the foundation. To fill gaps and bridge nutritional deficiencies in record time, intravenous supplementation is incorporated to deliver within the blood stream important vitamins, minerals, trace nutrients, amino-acids, essential fatty acids and other factors. BioCare uses a highly individualized and non-toxic immunotherapy; the Dendritic Cell cancer vaccine is prepared from the patient’s own immune cells, in the presence of the patient’s own tumor antigens. The vaccine makes a killer out of a cell of the immune system; the dendritic cell is able to search for and identify malignant cells for destruction. BioCare uses oxidative therapies to enhance the body’s defense systems. Most notably, Whole Body Hyperthermia uses heat to destroy cancer cells. BioCare's therapies used in combination put in high gear all the metabolic resources required to fight disease and heal the body.
BioCare provides an in-house 24/7 cancer program designed to help you regain control of your body. BioCare's therapies set in motion your body’s own capacity to conquer disease and heal itself.
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