Beware of the Following Early Signs of Prostate Cancer

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JAKARTA Prostate cancer begins in the prostate, a small, walnut-shaped gland in men that produces seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer usually do not produce any symptoms until the cancer has grown large enough to put pressure on the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis. If this happens, it can interfere with vital functions in this area.

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According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF), one sign prostate cancer can appear during ejaculation. As PCF explains, a decrease in the amount of fluid ejaculated can signal prostate cancer. Painful ejaculation can also indicate a terminal illness.

Other symptoms include frequent urination, especially at night, sometimes urgent, difficulty starting or holding back urination, weak, dribbling, or interrupted urine flow. Painful or hot urination, difficulty getting an erection, blood in the urine or semen, pressure or pain in the rectum and pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips, pelvis, or thighs.

As reported Daily Express, recently, many of these symptoms did not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer. Many men’s prostates enlarge with age due to a non-cancerous condition called an enlarged prostate. Benign prostate enlargement (BPE) is the medical term to describe an enlarged prostate, a condition that can affect the way you urinate.

The risk of prostate cancer is not greater in men with an enlarged prostate than in men without an enlarged prostate. However, if you have symptoms that can be caused by prostate cancer, see a general practitioner immediately. There is no single definite test for prostate cancer, but a GP will discuss the pros and cons of various tests with to try to avoid unnecessary anxiety.

It’s not known exactly what causes prostate cancer, although a number of things can increase a man’s risk of developing the condition. A person’s risk of developing this disease depends on many things, including age, ethnicity and lifestyle.

According to Cancer Research UK, prostate cancer is more common in older men, who are 75 to 79 years old. Prostate cancer is more common in black African men than white men and least common in Asian men. Being overweight or obese also increases the risk of advanced prostate cancer. Researchers have found a link between obesity or being overweight and higher grade (faster growing) cancer.

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Meanwhile, obesity is a condition of being overweight with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher and being overweight means having a BMI between 25 and 30. BMI is the most widely used method of checking if you are at a healthy weight. There is some evidence that being active can help lower your risk of developing prostate cancer.

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