Prostate Cancer: Know the Symptoms and Act Quickly

PROSTATE CANCER: KNOW THE SYMPTOMS AND ACT QUICKLY

If diagnosed early, many prostate cancers grow slowly and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them.

COME SEE US IMMEDIATELY IF YOU EXPERIENCE ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SYMPTOMS:

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

Keep in mind that different men may experience different symptoms, while some men do not have symptoms at all.  The above symptoms may also be caused by conditions other than prostate cancer. 

QUESTIONS TO ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER:

  • Am I at a greater risk for prostate cancer?
  • At what age should I start to think about screening for prostate cancer?
  • If I get my blood test, and it is not normal, what other things could I have besides prostate cancer?
  • What is a biopsy, and how is it done?
  • What are the side effects or risks of a biopsy?
  • If my biopsy shows some cancer cells, what does that mean?
  • Ask about all treatment options: close monitoring and follow-up visits, radiation, or surgery to remove the prostate.
  • What are the side effects or risks of each treatment?

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