Prostate Cancer Support Association (Central England)

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Early Detection is Vital

Early Detection Of Prostate Cancer Is Vital :

As with all cancers early detection and treatment is vital. If prostate cancer is caught early the 10+ year survival rates are excellent.

This is why so much of our time and effort is spent highlighting the danger of ignoring the possibility of prostate cancer.

As with many cancers, the risk of prostate cancer increases with age. The risks become more significant from age 50 onwards. However, if other members of your family have prostate cancer, then you are at much greater risk. For example, if your brother has prostate cancer you are twice as vulnerable. Also, men of Afro Caribbean descent carry an increased risk.

  Any change in urinary habits
  Frequent urination, especially at night
  Painful urination
  Presence of blood in urine
  Continuing pain in lower back or lower abdomen

IMPORTANT NOTE. The above symptoms may be due to other causes. They do not necessarily indicate prostate cancer.

In many cases there are no symptoms at all until the disease has spread beyond the prostate. For this reason we believe that men over the age of 50 should go for regular testing to ensure they are free of prostate cancer. If you are in one of the higher risk groups referred to above, then you should be tested from age 45 onwards.

Understand the Risks :

Recognise the Symptoms :

Take regular action to check that you are clear of prostate cancer

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