Prostate Cancer

Diseases are the reasons why people’s lives are shortened. It is one of the bases why one is not able to enjoy long life. Most of the time, diseases are caused because of our unhealthy habits namely smoking. It is deemed that smoking is the leading cause of disease and deaths anywhere in the world. Billions of people smoke, and every year millions of smokers die.

Men and women smoke, but whether they like it or not, they will suffer the consequences of their deadly habit. Women endure infertility due to smoking while men become ill with erectile dysfunction, or worse, prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is one of the worst nightmares that can happen to a man, and smoking is not directly the cause but it is one of the promoters of this disease.

Prostate cancer is the growth of cancerous cells in the prostate gland of males. When this happens, the tumor grows and it remains confined to the gland. In further stages, the cancer could spread beyond the prostate and affect the adjoining tissues. The worst that could happen is the cancer may spread to other areas or organs of the body including the lungs, liver and the bones.

You will know that you are a victim of prostate cancer or it has gone worse if you are experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Pain. You may feel a certain level of pain in the pelvis or upper thighs. Sometimes you may feel this at the ribs and the back.
  • Weight loss. As cancer grows, it will eat off more calories than the body normally consumes.
  • Vomiting. The person suffering from prostate cancer may feel nauseous most of the time and this would cause to vomit every now and then.
  • Loss of Appetite. The person suffering from this disease begins to lose his appetite due to the nauseating and queasy feeling that he is experiencing.
  • Difficulty in urinating. The sufferer will have a hard time when urinating because it is painful and there is less urine produced, plus blood may be found in it.
  • Fatigue. The individual will start to feel sudden exhaustion almost all the time.


Sometimes prostate cancer is hereditary, but smoking is one of its major contributors as well. It aids in the cancer’s development, and another way to prevent it is to start engaging in sporty activities namely exercise. This will mark your start in living a healthy life, and this is a good way to prevent the progression of other kinds of diseases.