Sunday, August 30, 2009

Recognizing Prostate Cancer and Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Peace. As we close out the month of August and gear up for back-to-school, back-to-work, changing of the seasons and all of the wonderful events and happenings in our lives, let us not forget that we still need to take steps to recognize our other "best parts." September of each year marks a time when we are Nationally recognizing prostate cancer awareness and ovarian cancer awareness. Both of these condition can cause damage to our reproduction systems, or worse, even death. Thus I challege all of the Earths to make sure the Gods in your lives take the steps to check their prostate this month - it may mean dragging them to the doctor yourselves, or maybe it is just having dialogue with them on the importance of making sure they are checked regularly. Gods - we know how much you love and respect your blackwoman, Queen, Earth - make sure they are not only getting their annual gynelogical exams, but also keep communication open with them about things that may be going on with their bodies that could raise alarm to the possibility of the early signs of ovarian cancer.

Signs of Prostate Cancer:

1. Urinary Difficulties
The first symptoms of prostate cancer are urinary difficulties. You may be wondering why urinary difficulties in this list of prostate cancer symptoms if the bladder is not the prostate gland? It's simple; as the tumors grow they press up against the organ, which is still very close to the prostate. When this happens a man will experience incontinence, trouble urinating at all, (despite incontinence) and a very low urine flow.

2. The Presence of Blood
It involves the presence of blood in a man's urine and/or semen.

3. Erectile Dysfunction
Of the symptoms listed in the here, erectile dysfunction makes the most sense, since the prostate gland is a sexual organ. However, erectile dysfunction is such a common problem among older men, they may not even suspect prostate cancer.

4. Swelling in the Legs
How can swelling in the legs be on the list of the 5 early symptoms of prostate cancer? It's because when the disease starts to metastasize, it will spread into the lymph nodes. As a consequence the unhealthy lymph nodes will start to accumulate in the legs, resulting in swelling.

5. Pelvic Discomfort
Pelvic discomfort is on the list of the symptoms of prostate cancer because when the disease affects the lymph nodes, it can cause them to press up against the nerves in the pelvis, resulting in pain.
If you are experiencing any of them, discuss the situation with your doctor. If he or she suspects you have prostate cancer, they will perform a series of tests including a general rectal exam, an ultrasound and blood tests. Should a tumor be found, they perform a biopsy to determine if it is prostate cancer. To learn more about prostate cancer, and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, please visit

Signs of Ovarian Cancer in Women-

Recent studies have shown that women with ovarian cancer are more likely than are other women to consistently experience the following symptoms:

  • Abdominal pressure, fullness, swelling or bloating
  • Urinary urgency
  • Pelvic discomfort or pain

Additional signs and symptoms that women with ovarian cancer may experience include:

  • Persistent indigestion, gas or nausea
  • Unexplained changes in bowel habits, such as constipation
  • Changes in bladder habits, including a frequent need to urinate
  • Loss of appetite or quickly feeling full
  • Increased abdominal girth or clothes fitting tighter around your waist
  • Pain during intercourse (dyspareunia)
  • A persistent lack of energy
  • Low back pain
  • Changes in menstruation
For more informaiton about Ovarian Cancer, please visit

Victorious Lanasia Earth

1 comment:

prostate cancer symptoms said...

I have seen these symptoms on my grandpa.I'm gonna have him checked.Thanks for this information!