September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

This month is Prostate awareness month.  It’s important that we are aware in particular men are aware of this disease. 20,000 men this year will be newly diagnosed with prostate cancer.

The best chance of surviving this disease is finding it early. Finding it early means there are more treatment options and the chances of survival are greatest. It’s important for men of all ages to know what they can do to help find prostate cancer early.

Prostate awareness

How does Prostate develop? This cancer develops when abnormal cells in the prostate gland grow more quickly than in normal prostate, forming a malignant tumour. The prostate is a small gland that sits below the bladder near the rectum. It surrounds the urethra, which is the passage in the penis through which urine and semen pass. It is generally a slow-growing disease and men who have low-grade prostate cancer live for many years without symptoms. However, having a high grade of this disease spreads quickly and can be lethal.

Three Important Facts –  (ref: Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia)

  • In Australia,  it is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men
  • Approximately 3,500 Australian men die of this cancer each year
  • More men die of prostate cancer than women die of breast cancer

Symptoms?

Men with early stages of this disease may have no symptoms. But during the later stages, some symptoms might include:

  • Feeling the frequent or sudden need to urinate
  • Finding it difficult to urinate (for example, trouble starting or not being able to urinate when the feeling is there or poor urine flow)
  • Discomfort when urinating
  • Finding blood in urine or semen
  • Pain in the lower back, upper thighs, or hips.

It’s important to go and visit your doctor who will do a blood test and/or physical examination to check the health of the prostate. Early prevention means better chances of fighting this disease.

For more information on the disease go to the Prostate Cancer Foundation of Australia.  http://www.prostate.org.au/awareness/general-information/what-you-need-to-know-about-prostate-cancer/#a

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