Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. If you have prostate cancer or are close to someone who does, knowing what to expect can help you cope.
Here are some key points about the prostate cancer. More detail is in the main article.
- The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system.
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
- It is treatable if diagnosed early, before it spreads.
- If symptoms appear, they include problems with urination.
- Regular screening Is the best way to detect it in good time.
There are usually no symptoms during the early stages of prostate cancer. However, if symptoms do appear, they usually involve one or more of the following:
frequent urges to urinate, including at night
difficulty commencing and maintaining urination
blood in the urine
painful urination and, less commonly, ejaculation
difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection may be difficult
Advanced prostate cancer can involve the following symptoms:
bone pain, bone fractures often in the spine, femur, pelvis, or ribs
If the cancer spreads to the spine and compresses the spinal cord there may be leg weakness, urinary or fecal incontinence...