A recent study has discovered that one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
Prostate Cancer is often asymptomatic, but sometimes it is. If you notice any of the following prostate cancer symptoms, seek medical help immediately:
1. You have difficulty peeing
If you have trouble urinating or your stream is slow or weak, call your doctor. Even if this happens once or twice and doesn’t persist, you should not ignore it because it’s not normal so get it checked out right away.
Although your toilet troubles are more likely to be caused by a condition other than cancer, you can’t be too careful. The urge to go more often, especially at night, or loss of bladder control can be another sign that something’s not right.
2.There’s blood in your urine
If you notice blood in your urine, or if it burns or is painful to pee, ask your doctor about getting tested for prostate cancer. Because of the prostate gland’s proximity to the urethra and bladder, a tumor pressing on it may cause urinary symptoms. These are other findings that your urine may provide.
3.You become impotent
If you suddenly have trouble getting an erection, ejaculating is painful, or there’s blood in your semen, call your doctor. Issues with erectile function may signal late-stage prostate cancer.
4.Your body aches
Pain in the bones—such as the ribs, hips, or spine—can actually be a sign of prostate cancer. Frequent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs is also a symptom, according to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and may be a sign that cancer has spread.
5.Loss of appetite
Loss of appetite or the desire to eat things one normally would can be a prostate cancer warning sign. Even though this symptom seems minor, do not to ignore it. Since prostate cancer usually doesn’t present with clear symptoms, in order for us to find cancer that’s curable, men have to be proactive.
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