prostate cancer september

Prostate Cancer Awareness at Advanced Medicine

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death of U.S. men. Each year more than 29,000 men will die of this disease, However, if diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent. As men get older, their risk of getting prostate cancer rises drastically. Around 97% of cases occur in men over the age of 50.

Symptoms

Men can have different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all.

Symptoms can include:

  • Difficulty starting urination.
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine.
  • Frequent urination, especially at night.
  • Blood in the urine or semen.
  • Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away.

Screening Tests

Two tests are commonly used to screen for prostate cancer:

  • Digital rectal exam (DRE):A doctor or nurse practitioner examines the size of the prostate and feels for lumps or other abnormalities.
  • Prostate specific antigen (PSA) test: PSA is a substance made by the prostate. The PSA test measures the level of PSA in the blood, which can be higher in men who have prostate cancer. The PSA level may also be elevated in other conditions that affect the prostate.

 

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