Helping someone cope with the stress and anxiety that comes with a prognosis of prostate cancer can be hard. That’s why there are some types of alternative prostate cancer treatment designed to help the patient learn to do activities that can help him cope.
There are a variety of therapies that can help with the coping mechanism including techniques of relaxation including muscle relaxation, movement therapies including art, music and dance, exercise, meditation and spirituality.
These approaches for prostate cancer alternative treatment are different than treatments from the doctor. The alternative treatment therapies work for many and have been highly recommended to be used before therapy/treatment starts from the doctor. Side effects of the doctor’s treatment can also be helped by these alternative approaches
To understand this cancer and the diagnosis, one must know that the prostate gland is found only in men and is about the size of a walnut. It is located under the bladder and in front of the rectum. In the kidneys, urine passes to the bladder through the urethra, which passes through the middle of the prostate. When part of the prostate enlarges, it can infringe on the passage of urine.
If the condition is not cancerous, or benign, it is called BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia. The other major condition is prostatitis, which is a positive diagnosis for this cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, it is the second leading killer of men, only behind lung cancer.
When determining whether or not a man has cancer, the doctor will check the patient performing a digital rectal exam. With a gloved finger, the doctor checks inside the rectum to feel for some type of hard nodule. The results of a prostate exam can be quite devastating.
Prostate cancer alternative treatment can also include watchful waiting. Once the prostate cancer diagnosis is made early, and a biopsy is done rather than an operation or external radiation, the patient is then tracked for progress. Another alternative prostate cancer treatment would be supported by a cancer support group or PAACT. PAACT brings people together that have the same condition and teach this cancer sufferers to have hope in the face of darkness.
Other elements of prostate cancer alternative treatment can also include changes to diet, nutritional supplements taken orally, hormonal balancing, intravenous vitamin and mineral drips, programs designed for exercising, exposure to sunlight, fresh air, detoxification, stress management training and other immune enhancing activities.