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Read out this pdf, you got an idea about prostate cancer symptoms. Now that you know a few of the more common prostate cancer symptoms in men, you can be more aware of the signs that something may be wrong with your prostate as you age. Don’t be afraid to talk to your doctor openly about any symptoms that you are experiencing so that he or she can come to an accurate diagnosis for you. Ref link - – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: What Are the Most Common Prostate Cancer Symptoms in Men?


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How to Detect Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms
of cancer that could strike men, so knowing
about this disease and its signs could help you
and your doctor detect it in its earliest
stages, when it will be easiest to treat it and
overcome it. The information below will give you
more insight into prostate cancer symptoms in
men. If you experience any of the following
symptoms, be sure to talk to your doctor as soon
as possible. Once your doctor has reviewed your
medical history and your symptoms with you, there
are a series of physical exams and screening
tests that can be performed in order to come to
the most accurate diagnosis and treatment
plan. What Are the Early Signs of Prostate
Cancer? The challenging thing about prostate
cancer is that, like so many other cancers,
there might not be any apparent symptoms in its
earliest stages. On top of that, the symptoms
could be different from one man to another, and
those symptoms could also be confused with other
conditions that could cause the same types of
ailments. For these reasons, experts recommend
that men get screened regularly by their doctors
once they reach age 50 (men who have a higher
risk of developing prostate cancer may need to
start getting tested at an earlier age). Routine
screening tests like the PSA (prostate-specific
antigen) blood test and the digital rectal exam
(DRE) could help your doctor pick up on early
stage prostate cancer before you begin
experiencing the diseases symptoms.
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  • When symptoms of prostate cancer do occur, they
    might include
  • Urinating frequently
  • Having to urinate frequently during the night
  • Seeing blood in the urine
  • Having an interrupted urine flow or a weak urine
    flow
  • Having to strain in order to empty the bladder
    when urinating
  • Experiencing difficulty with starting and
    stopping when you are urinating, or having
    general difficulty urinating
  • Experiencing a loss of bladder control
  • Experiencing burning or pain while urinating
  • Feeling discomfort while sitting
  • Feeling pain or pressure within the rectum
  • Basically, because the prostate gland is located
    close to the urethra and bladder, problems with
    the prostate, such as prostate cancer, could lead
    to a range of urinary problems. For example, a
    tumor that developed on the prostate gland might
    end up pressing on the urethra and constricting
    it, thereby inhibiting urine flow. However, as
    you probably already concluded by looking at
    them, these symptoms could also be associated
    with other infections and non-cancerous
    conditions that could affect men. That is why it
    is so important to discuss these symptoms with
    your doctor as soon as possible. Be sure to let
    your doctor know when the symptoms started, how
    often you experience them, and how severe they
    are.
  • Once you have discussed your symptoms with your
    doctor, he or she will be able to thoroughly
    examine you and perform the appropriate tests in
    order to figure out the real cause of your
    symptoms, whether it is prostate cancer or not.
    And once a diagnosis has been made, your doctor
    can then prescribe the right treatment to get
    you relief sooner rather than later.
  • What Are Other Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
  • In men who have prostate cancer that is more
    advanced or that has spread to areas of the body
    beyond the prostate gland, the following symptoms
    may occur

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  • Swelling within the feet or legs or within the
    pelvic area
  • Pain within the hips, back, shoulders, thighs, or
    other bones that does not go away or that
    results in fractures
  • Pain or numbness in the feet, legs, or hips
  • Because these are signs that the cancer may have
    reached more advanced stages, it is imperative
    that you discuss these symptoms with your doctor
    as soon as possible. Prompt tests and the right
    diagnosis will allow you to receive treatment to
    begin getting rid of the cancer.
  • How to Detect Prostate Cancer Symptoms
  • Put simply, in order to detect prostate cancer
    symptoms as early on as possible, you really
    need to be in tune with your body. Even subtle
    changes could help you figure out that something
    is not quite right and that you should talk to
    your doctor.
  • Because there are a variety of prostate cancer
    symptoms in males, it could be difficult to know
    when something is really serious and when it is
    something that you do not really need to worry
    about, but your doctor will always be there to
    steer you in the right direction. When in doubt,
    talk to your doctor about the symptoms that you
    are experiencing, even if you have only been
    experiencing them for a short period of time, as
    the longer you wait, the more advanced the
    cancer could become.
  • Why Screenings Are Important in the Detection of
    Prostate Cancer
  • When you are unable to detect the earliest signs
    of prostate cancer yourself, your doctors
    routine screenings might be able to pinpoint a
    problem first. This means that you can get the
    treatment that you need before the disease
    advances and starts to cause uncomfortable
    symptoms like those listed above. So be sure to
    talk to your doctor about which screenings would
    be most appropriate for you based upon your
    medical history, your familys medical history,
    your age, your race, and other factors. Simple
    tests like a digital rectal exam and a PSA blood
    test can do a lot when it comes to detecting
    prostate cancer early.
  • Speaking of risk factors, below are some of the
    common risk factors that could cause a man to
    develop prostate cancer
  • As you get older, your risk of developing
    prostate cancer will increase. To put it in
    perspective, 1 in 15 men who are in their 60s are
    diagnosed

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  • with this cancer, while just 1 in 10,000 men
    under 40are diagnosed with it.
  • Compared to Caucasian and Hispanic men, African
    American men are roughly 70 more likely to be
    diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • A man who has an immediate family member, such as
    a brother or father, who was diagnosed with
    prostate cancer could be twice as likely
  • to develop the disease as well.
  • Being obese or following a diet that is high in
    saturated fat could increase the risk of
    prostate cancer.
  • Men who decide to take testosterone therapy may
    be at an increased risk of developing prostate
    cancer.

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