Did you know that statistically speaking, 11.6% of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within their lifetime? In fact, it was estimated that in 2014 there were more than 3,000,000 men living with prostate cancer in the United States. While prostate cancer is the number one cancer diagnosis among men, many men are unaware of the warning signs. Continue reading to make sure you know the signs.
The Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
The following health conditions may point to the presence of prostate cancer:
· Noticeable burning while urinating or ejaculating
· The need to urinate frequently
· Blood in urine
· Blood in semen
· Pain within bones
· Erectile Dysfunction including trouble getting erect or staying erect
· Difficulty in controlling stream of urination
· Inability to urinate while standing up
· Weak flow of urine through the urethra
· Pain or discomfort in the pelvic region, lower back, or upper thighs
All of these symptoms may be related to non-cancerous diseases, such as a urinary tract infection or a benign prostatic hyperplasia. Regardless of your condition, Medical Arts Radiology can help diagnose your ailment and point you in the right direction for treatment.
The Possibility of Symptoms in Prostate Cancer
While the above symptoms may be present due to prostate cancer, everybody reacts to prostate cancer in different ways. This means some men will experience each of the symptoms listed above, but other men will have no discomfort or any symptoms from their prostate cancer. In fact, many men are entirely unaware that they have prostate cancer due to a lack of noticeable symptoms. For this reason, all men should get tested for prostate cancer at the age of 50 and should get checked every 10 years after their first exam. However, if any of these symptoms begin to show, you will want to get checked right away.
We hope you learned a lot about prostate cancer symptoms and when it’s time to see a doctor in order to get checked. Remember to use this guide if any of these symptoms occur!