1 IN 6 MEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER IN THEIR LIFETIME
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia. Globally, more than 1.4 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
Across the country, there are more than 230,000 men living with and beyond the disease. Many are dealing with serious side effects from treatment.
Early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include:
– difficulties starting and stopping urination
– pain or a burning sensation when passing urine
– urinating more often than usual, particularly at night
– the feeling that the bladder can’t be fully emptied
– dribbling urine
– blood in the urine or semen
– pain during ejaculation.
All of these symptoms can also be caused by conditions usually less serious than prostate cancer. Most enlargements of the prostate are benign, which means they are not cancer and can be easily treated. If you would like to discuss any symptoms or discuss whether you should be screened for prostate cancer, speak with your GP today: www.dfmp.com.au