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Friday, 23 February 2018

Prostrate Cancer: Signs, Symptoms and treatment


Why is it important to know the facts about prostrate cancer? It Is important to know because One in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. 

Here we bring you what you should know about this deadly male disease. 

What is Prostrate Cancer? 

According to wiki, Prostate cancer is the development of cancer in the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system.

The prostate is a small walnut-sized gland – part of the male reproductive system – that
sits below the bladder and surrounds the urethra. Its main job is to help make semen, the fluid that carries sperm.

The prostate often enlarges as men get older, and for two-thirds of men aged 50 and over this doesn’t cause a problem.

But cancer can develop through the growth of abnormal cells within the gland, and although this can occur slowly over many years, it’s vital to stop them from spreading outside the prostate.

What are the Signs and Symptoms? 

  1. peeing more often, especially at night.
  2. Difficulty starting to urinate.
  3. Straining or taking a long time to finish urinating.
  4. A weak flow when you urinate.
  5. A feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly.
  6. Needing to rush to the toilet – you may occasionally leak before you get there.
  7. Dribbling urine.
  8. Pain when urinating.
  9. Pain when ejaculating.
  10. Problems getting or keeping an erection – although this is more often caused by other health conditions.
  11. Blood in your urine or semen.

Is Prostrate cancer Treatment Available? 

Yes, but only at the early stages. The most common treatment is removal of the prostate through surgery, and by radiotherapy, or chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

‘Active surveillance’ doesn’t involve treatment, but may mean regular blood tests and check ups.

In addition, It is treatable if diagnosed early, before it spreads.

What you should do

Don’t be scared to get checked. Always go for medical check up. If you notice any of the symptoms, see a GP as soon as possible.

Don't feel embarrassed or afraid, your doctor have seen it lots of times before.


Don't forget that the sooner abnormal cells are found, the easier they are to cure.

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