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Diseases of the Male Reproductive System

            In all organisms, reproduction is a key role to survival. Humans, animals, every living organism has a way of reproduction. The male reproductive system is essential in reproducing, and it is someone related to the male excretion system at some point as well. But like all body systems, from the circulatory to the reproductive, all systems has a chance of obtaining a malfunction, disease, or disorder. Some diseases, malfunctions, or disorders of the male reproductive system are prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, and testicular cancer.
             Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. By age 50, up to one in four men have some cancerous cells in the prostate gland. By age 80, the ratio increases to one in two. As you age, your risk of prostate cancer increases. In the United States, the average age at diagnosis is 72. Prostate cancer is also the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. On average, an American man has about a 30 percent risk of having prostate cancer in his lifetime, but only about a 3 percent risk of dying of the disease. .
             Some of the symptoms include: Loss of appetite and weight, pain during urination, painful ejaculation, and blood in your urine. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and remains confined to the prostate gland, where it doesn't cause serious harm. What causes prostate cancer and why some types behave differently are unknown. There are also treatments which include: External beam radiation(X-Rays to kill cancer cells), radical prostatectomy(Surgical removal of your prostate gland), hormone therapy(drugs to try to stop your body from producing male sex hormones), and radioactive seed implants(Radioactive seed implants are injected into the prostate). The three most important steps you can take to maintain prostate health are to eat well, keep physically active and see your doctor regularly.
             Research suggests that a combination of factors may play a role in prostate cancer, including family history, ethnicity, hormones, diet and the environment.

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