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April 13, 2008

A Must Read About A Simple Urine Test That Detects Early Prostate Cancer

Did you know that the growth of human cells is ongoing? This is so that the body can continuously replace dead cells with new cells to take over same functions as the dead cells once did in the same tissues of organs. This is the basis of body development and longevity.

But abnormalities do occur in this process of body development to cause cells to start growing out of control and thus form a mass called tumor, which can be diagnosed as cancerous if found to be malignant. Malignancy refers to when cells overgrowth begins or is seen to head towards invading nearby tissues, and if unchecked is very likely to spread all over the body an cause death.

Prostate cancer is a type of cancer that affects the prostate gland of men when the cells in prostate start to duplicate without control, and may begin to spread outside the prostate gland onto neighboring organs.

There are lots of different kinds of medication for prostate cancer depending on the extent of the cancer. As with any repair or cure, early detection through regular screening can help in treatment.

Digital rectal examination (DRE) or the procedure of using a gloved finger inserted in the rectum to feel and measure how big the gland has grown, to ascertain the possibility of prostate tumor used to be the common screening method for monitoring the prostate of men, especially by age of 40, when they are thought to be more at the risk of developing prostate cancer.

Subsequently, as men arrive age 50, it is a medical mandate that a yearly PSA test should be carried out to help detect early prostate cancer. This method is known to be more effective in diagnosing even the minutest sign of cancerous cells development in the prostate gland.

However, even a better test for detecting early prostate cancer is now a simple urine test that enables the detection of the presence of the protein thymosin B15 in the urine. This is very easy to detect because only cancerous cells are known to make this particular protein that aids the migration of cancerous cells.

Charles Nehsah writes for your good health and recommends Prostate Cancer Resource Center for useful links for solving your prostate cancer problems once and for all.

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