When we talk about in infertility, most of the time we probably focus on women and think there might be something wrong with women. But as a matter of fact, the cause might be on men side. One of the main common known cause is prostate cancer.
What is prostate cancer?
Several types of cells are found in the prostate, but almost all prostate cancers develop from the gland cells. Gland cells make the prostate fluid that is added to the semen. The medical term for a cancer that starts in gland cells is adenocarcinoma.
Other types of cancer can also start in the prostate gland, including sarcomas, small cell carcinomas, and transitional cell carcinomas. But these types of prostate cancer are so rare that if you have prostate cancer it is almost certain to be an adenocarcinoma. The rest of this document refers only to prostate adenocarcinoma.
Some prostate cancers can grow and spread quickly, but most grow slowly. In fact, autopsy studies show that many older men (and even some younger men) who died of other diseases also had prostate cancer that never affected them during their lives. In many cases neither they nor their doctors even knew they had it.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms:
During the early stages of prostate cancer there are usually no symptoms. Most men at this stage find out they have prostate cancer after a routine check up or blood test.
When symptoms do exist, they are usually one or more of the following:
- The patient urinates more often
- The patient gets up at night more often to urinate
- He may find it hard to start urinating
- He may find it hard to keep urinating once he has started
- There may be blood in the urine
- Urination might be painful
- Ejaculation may be painful (less common)
- Achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult (less common)
Prostate Cancer Treatment:
With current modern medical technology, most prostate cancer can be cured. The treatment normally begins with surgery following by chemotherapy. The key for the treatment is to find the cancer in early stage. Pregnacy Miracle program also has some tips to help men to build a healthy life style and avoid prostate cancer. But in term of curing prostate cancer, I don’t think it will help much. If you want to find out more detail about how prostate cancer cause infertility, I would encourage you to read the Pregnacy Miracle and find out what effort men can do in order to fight infertility, have a baby to complete your family.