Signs & Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer

Friday, June 13, 2008

Prostate cancer usually doesn't produce any noticeable symptoms in its early stages, so many cases of prostate cancer aren't detected until the cancer has spread beyond the prostate. For most men, prostate cancer is first detected during a routine screening such as a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test or a digital rectal exam (DRE).

When signs and symptoms do occur, they depend on how advanced the cancer is and how far the cancer has spread.

Early signs and symptoms of prostate cancer can include urinary problems, caused when the prostate tumor presses on the bladder or on the tube that carries urine from the bladder (urethra). However, urinary symptoms are much more commonly caused by benign prostate problems, such as an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia) or prostate infections. Less than 5 percent of cases of prostate cancer have urinary problems as the initial symptom. When urinary signs and symptoms do occur, they can include:

  • Trouble urinating
  • Starting and stopping while urinating
  • Decreased force in the stream of urine

Cancer in your prostate or the area around the prostate can cause:

  • Blood in your urine
  • Blood in your semen

Prostate cancer that has spread to the lymph nodes in your pelvis may cause:

  • Swelling in your legs
  • Discomfort in the pelvic area

Advanced prostate cancer that has spread to your bones can cause:

  • Bone pain that doesn't go away
  • Bone fractures
  • Compression of the spine

Take a Great Photo

There are many things that go into making a beautiful picture. All you need to do is take a little time to get just the right shot.

Get a camera. Digital cameras work best because you can see the shot immediately after taking it. That way you know what you did right or wrong and can retake the picture if you need to.
Have an objective or main focus, be it a flower, person, building etc. It is the thing that is most important in the picture. The photographer (you) plays up this object in order to show the beauty and meaning of it. Pay attention to lighting; this helps to project the mood of a photo. If you are looking for a "happy" photo, then you would most likely want the photo to be bright, and the opposite if you wanted a more "depressing" photo.
Pick an angle that shows maximum color and minimum shadow. To make things appear longer or taller, a low angle can help. If you want a bold photo, it is best to be even with the object. You may also want to make the object look smaller or make it look like you're hovering over; to get the effect you should put the camera above the object.
Try capturing a moment with your picture. In other words, make it obvious that your picture has a story behind it.
Focus the main object of your photo.
Have fun! If taking pictures is not your thing and you're not really interested in it, then it will show. Whether it's a hobby or career, have fun with it and take photos of what you enjoy.

Capture an image with a sharp foreground and the rest will follow.
Try filling the frame. This makes for a nicer composition.
Don’t take boring photos.
Remove the clutter before shooting an object.
Think BEFORE you press the shutter.
Don't take photographs of subjects, take photographs of the light.
Light is key. Photography is literally in Latin "painting with light".
The best time to take a photo is in the evening or early morning.
Midday light is the worst for photography.
Try using some editing programs (Photoshop, GIMP, etc.) to adjust the contrast an brightness of your photo.
When using bright lighting, make sure that the color is not washed out.
When using dark lighting, be sure that you can see the object.
* Don't drop your camera in any kind of liquid; it will most likely damage the camera and the pictures.

Purchase and Apply Perfume

Perfuming the body is an ancient beauty ritual. Pamper yourself with fragrances that enhance your lifestyle, your personality, and always remember the occasion.

Select your fragrance. Finding the right fragrances for yourself can be a challenging task. Before you venture out and invest a fortune in perfumes, know your own lifestyle, the kind of activities you do, and the kind of person you are.
Collect a few samples before you buy. Visit the fragrance counter in a larger department store. Speak with the representative(s) of several perfume brands. Tell them you are looking for fragrances suitable for you. Let him/her know the types of fragrances you’re most interested in trying. Spices – for casual wear. Floral – for more elegant occasions. Natural scents – for work and everyday.
Shop around and try on various fragrances. Before you go shopping, tuck a few cotton balls, a handful of plastic sandwich bags and a small note pad into your pocket or purse. Most fragrance representatives will provide you with either a sample vial of the scent or apply a sample to a small, business card size piece of paper. On the paper, write down the name of the scent and where you obtained it. Put the scented paper into a sandwich bag, fold it up and take it home with you. If this courtesy is not available, squirt a sample from the "tester" bottle onto a cotton ball. Make yourself a note reminding yourself the name of the fragrance and where you got it. Put the paper or the cotton ball (or both) into a sandwich bag. It’s oh-so-tempting to pick up a "tester" bottle of the newest product on the market, saturate your wrist with it, and immediately put your nose to the test. Resist this temptation! You will not get a true sense of the fragrance. There will be too many other scents in the store environment to isolate the one you are trying, and the fragrance will not have time to "mingle" with your own body chemistry.
Put it to the test in your own environment; at home, at work, and at play. Remove one of the "tester" cotton balls or paper slips from the sandwich bag. (If you collected fragrance vials, moisten a cotton ball with a little of the sample.) Rub your wrists with the cotton ball, and then tuck the cotton ball into your bra. Go about your activity. Either you or someone who comes into contact with you will identify if this fragrance is right for you.
Apply the fragrance correctly. Less is more; you want to bring people to your attention, not clear the room. Real perfumes usually have a stronger power than colognes. Use either of them with discretion and in good taste.
Straight from the bottle: Unscrew the cap from the vial/bottle. Holding the bottle in one hand with your finger over the bottle opening, tip the bottle until the fluid moistens your fingertip. Apply the fragrance by dabbing the perfume to the pulse points of your body, i.e, on your neck just below your ear lobes, behind your knees, at your ankles, between your breasts, and at your wrists.
Using an atomizer: Using an atomizer to apply your fragrance can be tricky. Many atomizers distribute too much fragrance to a specific point. To avoid "overdose," squirt the fragrance into the air above or directly in front of you and "walk" into the falling mist. If you choose to spray your body directly from an atomizer, apply it to your body trunk and rub your skin to distribute the fragrance.

Always apply your fragrance before you dress. It is very difficult to remove the scent of perfume from clothing.
Do not spray scent directly on your clothes because perfume can stain fabrics and cling to them. If you want to scent your clothes, mist undergarments or your nightie, and put dusting powder in your shoes.
Are liquid perfumes too strong for you? Look for scented cream or lotion fragrances. Try fragrance-enhanced bath soaps, beads or salts. (Aroma therapy salons will carry many varieties of fragrance bath products.)
Here’s a simple, stimulating shower or bath tip: Before you dry after a shower or bath, rub your body with a sprig of fresh rosemary. This natural scent is refreshing, stimulating and pleasant.

* Keep perfume bottles tightly closed. Perfume ingredients may include alcohol, which evaporates quickly.
* Keep perfume out of the reach of small children. Ingesting perfume can make your child very sick.
* Avoid spraying or applying perfume to your face, especially near your eyes.
* Consider the comfort of others when you wear perfume. You may not be able to smell it, but others can.
* Some work places do not allow perfume to be worn. Check with your employer for rules and regulations regarding perfumes.

Eliminate Body Odor

Are you plagued by body odor that seems to pop up during the most inopportune times? Below are steps and tips on how to eliminate that body odor.

Be sure to shower or bathe every morning. Use proper body cleansing agents such as shower gel. Wash everything completely. If you live in a desert or other water-starved area, a sponge bath for just the "smelly" areas should suffice.
Apply antiperspirant/deodorant daily, after washing.
Change your clothes, including undergarments, daily.
Store your clothes in places where air can get to and that smell nice. Consider scented paper as lining in your drawers.
Wash your hands frequently.
If the body odor doesn't seem to go away, no matter how much you wash; consider pro-biotics, or changing your diet. Don't bother trying to mask the odor, find out what is causing it, and treat it.
Body odor may also include halitosis, which is often a sign of gingivitis. Floss daily, preferably twice a day, and obviously brush your teeth too. Professional cleaning at least 2x a year.

If you have chronic body odor, it may be due to fungal growth. Anti-fungal shampoo, such as Nizoral(TM) applied to the armpits while showering (lather it up, leave it on for 3 minutes) can work wonders against this problem. Consult your doctor for stronger medications. Some anti-fungals are even more effective than Nizoral, but they tend to be prescription only.
You MUST use an antiperspirant, not just a deodorant as the bacteria that produce the odor can only grow if they have moisture.
Reduce the odor through diet if possible [avoid processed food], mask it [baking soda and cinnamon powder both work well for some people], but don't stop vital bodily processes.
If you suffer from foot odor, you should wear socks in your shoes (preferably cotton, which absorbs moisture and dry faster), and change them daily to keep your feet dry.
If you have a chronic body odor that never goes away, no matter how much you wash; you may have a bacterial imbalance in your digestive system. Take probiotics and the smell will go away.
Apply extra virgin coconut oil to your skin, it kills bacteria.
If you are taking any prescription medication, consult your doctor, as some medications may cause body odor, sweating, etc.
Let your deodorant dry completely before getting dressed.
Apply talcum powder to the armpits of your clothes and rub it in (remove the evidence on dark clothing by rubbing it off from the outside). Also apply it to your skin after deodorant, but don't rub it in.
Spray perfume onto your clothes, and put perfume in the washing machine when you wash them.
Dont put on colonge to mask odors it will make it worse.
Shaving beneath your arms can help eliminate body odor.
Use Chlorophyll geltabs or Chlorophyll liquid from Wild Oats/Whole Foods or health food store. It's in internal deodorizer that minimizes or eliminates body odor.
Foods with high sulfur content is a definite culprit for those with body odor problems. Look at websites for listings of foods.
Things You will need.
clean Water
Antibacterial Soap
Antiperspirant and Deodorant
Probiotics (for chronic body odor)
shower gel

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Causes Of Prostate Cancer

Cancer is a group of abnormal cells that grow more rapidly than normal cells and that refuse to die. Cancer cells also have the ability to invade and destroy normal tissues, either by growing directly into surrounding structures or after traveling to another part of your body through your bloodstream or lymph system (metastasize). Microscopic cancer cells develop into small clusters that continue to grow, becoming more densely packed and hard.

What causes prostate cancer and why some types behave differently are unknown. Research suggests that a combination of factors may play a role, including heredity, ethnicity, hormones, diet and the environment.

Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is cancer of the small walnut-shaped gland in males that produces seminal fluid, the fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men, affecting about one in six men in the United States. A diagnosis of prostate cancer can be scary not only because it can be life-threatening, but also because treatments can cause side effects such as bladder control problems and erectile dysfunction (impotence). But diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer have gotten much better in recent years.

Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. If prostate cancer is detected early — when it's still confined to the prostate gland — you have a better chance of successful treatment.

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