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Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

Prostate Cancer Treatment Options

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Learn about prostate cancer and some of the differences in options for treatment, approaches used, and cost differential between US and Chile. Comparison is critical to fully understand the “deal”.

This is the second installment in the series “A Tale of Two Countries”.

If you would like to listen to the first installment, you can do so by clicking here: http://chirb.it/E0xHym

Prostate cancer is cancer that starts in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized structure (gland) that makes up part of a man’s reproductive system. This gland is the part that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It wraps around the urethra, the tube that carries urine out of the body.

Some symptoms of Prostate Cancer include but are not limited to:

A need to urinate frequently, especially at night.
Difficulty starting urination or holding back urine.
Weak or interrupted flow of urine.
Painful or burning urination.
Difficulty in having an erection.
Painful ejaculation.
Blood in urine or semen.

If you feel as though you may have such issues, please see your nearest functional doctor.

Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D.

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Elizabeth Lee Vliet, M.D. is a preventive and climacteric medicine specialist and President of International Health Strategies, Ltd. Dr. Vliet received her M.D. degree and internship in Internal Medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School, then completed specialty training at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Dr. Vliet is a Director of the Association of American Physicians.

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