Gene Therapy For Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a form of cancer that develops in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system. The cancer cells may metastasize (spread) from the prostate to other parts of the body, particularly the bones and lymph nodes. Prostate cancer may cause pain, difficulty in urinating, problems during sexual intercourse, or erectile dysfunction. Other symptoms can potentially develop during later stages of the disease.

Gene therapy for prostate cancer. Prostate cancer affects one in six men and is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the US. Gene therapy shows promise as a treatment strategy that can target both localized and metastatic prostate cancer.

Prostate Cancer. It’s the fifth most frequent cancer among Singapore men, says the Ministry of Health (MOH), with a 13 per cent growth in incidence level since 1968. “One key reason for this is that Singaporean men are now living longer”. The median age at diagnosis is 68 but the seeds of trouble can be planted decades earlier. How can you improve your odds? Broccoli.

Lung Cancer. This killer cancer stubs out more men’s lives than the next four most common cancers, namely colon, prostate, pancreas, and leukaemia, combined. This year, 45 men in 100,000 will develop the disease. Ninety per cent of all lung cancer cases in Singaporean males occur among smokers. Don’t smoke? Spending two hours in a smoky bar can affect your lungs as much as puffing away on four cigarettes, so limit your exposure. And eat more apples. A study in the International Journal of Cancer showed a big decrease in the incidence of lung cancer among those who ate apples and pears.

Impotence. According to a study reported in the Singapore Medical Journal, 51.3 per cent of Singaporean men have some degree of erectile dysfunction (ED).

Yet, even though a mere 5 per cent of men under 40 can’t produce wood on demand, you obviously fear what lies – or flops – ahead. And rightly so. To ensure that you’re up for whatever she’s offering, turn off the tube. Men who watch more than 20 hours of TV a week are 30 per cent more likely to experience ED, according to a study done by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health.

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