What is Prostatic Ductal Carcinoma?
It is a rare subtype of prostate cancer that develops in the prostate glands. The prostate is a walnut-sized male gland. It is present between the urinary bladder and urethra. It secretes fluid that provides nourishment to the sperm.
The worldwide incidence of prostate duct cancer ranges from 0.4% to 12.7%. It mainly affects older men between the ages of 63 and 72. It can affect nearby organs or areas.
There is no exact well-known cause.
Signs and Symptoms
The patient may suffer from the following signs and symptoms. These are;
- Hematuria (presence of blood in urine)
- Urinary frequency and urgency (repetitive and urgent need to urinate more than normal).
- Urinary obstruction ( urine flow blockage)
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 tumour.
- PSA ( Prostate-specific antigen level)
The definitive diagnostic tests are
- Transrectal needle biopsy
- Transurethral prostate resection
In cases where the tumour is limited to the prostate, hormonal and radiation therapy is more effective than prostatectomy (a surgical procedure to partial or completely remove the prostate).
What Support can we Give for Prostatic ductal Carcinoma?
Prostatic ductal Carcinoma is a 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 Prostatic Ductal Carcinoma, 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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