Before my testes were removed to kill the cancer in my gland if it had not spread to other parts of my body, Dr. Kay told me that testes produce testosterone that fuels the growth of cancer. And that if the testes were no longer there, cancer would cease getting its sustenance from the testes and it would naturally die.
It is one year and seven months that the surgery to ‘kill’ cancer was performed on me. One natural symptom of cancer is anaemia, and I am now free from it. Dr. Kay had predicted that after the removal of my testes and the cancer had gone that my blood percentage would automatically begin to grow. And that is what I am enjoying today.
The surgery performed on me is good for men my age, who had got all the children they wanted.
A young man who has not got children will be disadvantaged to lose two important organs in child making. The gland supplies the water for conveying the sperm from the testes to the woman.
If the gland is cancerous, the only way to remove the cancer is to remove the testes. At this point, the gland cannot be removed any longer (it is inoperable, according to doctors) It is diseased and cannot produce water. And if now the testes are removed, the man has no sperm bank any longer.
Whether the man has children or not, it is always important to save life and the surgery has to be carried. And fortunately, prostate cancer affects men from their 50’s.
In rare cases of young men whose glands are not yet cancerous, to preserve the prospect of child-bearing, the best treatment is chemo-therapy.
A friend of mine had the problem before he got married. Thank God his mother-in-law was in a network that had the drugs for treating gland enlargement; he was administered with the drugs. He became well, got married and today has three children.
But what really causes prostate gland enlargement and prostate cancer?
Some people say it is caused by lack of frequent sex (ejaculations). Others say, tight pants and holding urine for a long time can also cause it.
Agency reports have it that there are no concrete evidences of what causes prostate gland enlargement/ cancer.
Scientists, according to the reports, monitored 32,000 men for 18 years, and came to agree that men who ejaculated at least 21 times a month have a 20 per cent lower chance of getting prostate cancer to men who do it four or seven times a month.
It is now believed that the more men ejaculate in a month, the less likely they are to get prostate cancer.
The report said scientists still have much to learn about the causes of cancer.
However, Dr. Kay has promised to shed more light on the problem this week in an interview.
To be continued
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