Real Men DoProstate cancer is a killer and like all cancers should be caught as early as possible to give a sufferer the best chance of recovery. Here is an extract of the information to be found at “Real Men Do“.

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

The following symptoms may show that there is a problem with the prostate.

  • Needing to urinate more often, especially at night.
  • Difficulty starting to pass urine; straining or taking a long time to finish.
  • A weak flow; a feeling that your bladder has not emptied properly.

However, most men with early prostate cancer have no symptoms at all. These symptoms can also be caused by other problems that are nothing to do with prostate cancer. If you are concerned you should visit your GP.

Who is at risk?

  • Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer are over 50.
  • The risk increases if there is a history of diagnosis in your close family.
  • A refined “westernised” diet high in saturated fat and red meat may increase risk. This may be reduced by eating more fruit and vegetables whilst maintaining a healthy lifestyle.
  • African Caribbean men are 3 times more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men.

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