Prostate cancer is common among men in the U.S., especially if you are over age 50. According to the National Institute of Aging (NIA), you are at a higher risk if your father or brother had it too. It occurs most frequently in African-American men, followed by Hispanic and Native-American males. Asian-American men have the lowest rate of prostate cancer. Men who consume high fat diets appear to be at higher risk than those who do not.
Symptoms of prostate cancer
This type of cancer tends to grow slowly over many years and you probably won’t notice any changes or symptoms in the early stages. Your doctor might decide to screen you for prostate cancer starting at age 45 with either a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) or a PSA test.
If you are having these symptoms, see your doctor right away:
Blood in your urine
Trouble getting an erection
Pain in your back, hips, ribs or other bones
PROSTATE CANCER RESOURCES
Memoral Sloan Kettering Cancer Screening Guide
American Cancer Society
Prostate Cancer Foundation
50Plus-Today.com does not provide medical advice and the information contained in this post is not intended to provide basic guidelines only. Please discuss your symptoms with your doctor.
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