What is Intralobular Acinar Carcinoma of the Prostate?
Intralobular acinar carcinoma of the prostate is a rare type of tumor that develops in the gland cells that make up the lining of the prostate and prostate ducts. The glandular cells of the prostate produce prostatic secretions. The prostatic fluid is made up of fluids from which semen is produced, which is necessary for the life of spermatozoa (sperms). It is a high-grade tumor that grows rapidly and spread to other distant parts of the body, it commonly spread to the lungs and bones. The metastasis of the tumor to the lymph nodes of the pelvis is also common.
Intralobular acinar carcinoma of the prostate is the common cause of prostate cancer and account for approximately 5% of all prostate cancers. There is no well-known cause, but certain risk factors such as cigarette smoking, excessive use of certain drugs, and heredity and genetic predisposition are thought to be responsible for the development of intralobular acinar carcinoma of the prostate.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are
- Frequent need to pass urine (pee)
- Pain while passing urine
- Pain while ejaculating or sexual activity
- Blood in semen
- Urine dribbling (Leakage of urine while coughing or sneezing)
The following diagnostic tests can be used to make a diagnosis, these are
- Digital Rectal Examination ( DRE)
- Imaging techniques like Pelvic-USG (ultrasonography), MRI, CT-Scan, and PET –scan to detect the size and extent of the tumor.
- Cystoscopy of the urinary bladder and the prostate
- PSA ( Prostate-specific antigen level)
The definitive diagnostic tests are
- Trans-rectal needle biopsy
- Transurethral prostate resection
Surgical removal of the cancer part of the prostate or the whole prostate is the main treatment option. Other treatment options are androgen deprivation therapy (ADT), chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. Androgen deprivation therapy is not a good treatment option intralobular acinar carcinoma of the prostate.
What Support can we Give for Intralobular Acinar Carcinoma of the Prostate?
Intralobular Acinar Carcinoma of the Prostate is rare cancer, meaning it is not as well known as other forms of cancer. Without a Ribbon is an Australian organisation that provides support for individuals who suffer from rare cancers. So, we provide a designated platform for Warriors to obtain information specific to their Rare Cancer. We also provide annual opportunities for our Warriors to meet and learn from each other. If you suffer from rare cancer such as Intralobular Acinar Carcinoma of the Prostate, we can help and support you through your journey thanks to the generous donations we receive. Click the link below to sign up and become a Warrior today!
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