8 Signs Of Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer remains the second most common cause of death from cancer among men, and the American Cancer Society predicts an estimated 288,300 new cases for 2023, a rate that has increased by 3% per year on average since 2014. The risk of developing prostate cancer increases significantly after the age of 65, and one in nine men will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
Many cases of prostate cancer are discovered during routine blood work that reveals an elevated prostate-specific antigen (PSA) level – a possible indicator of prostate cancer. If you have any of the following symptoms, it could be an indication of concern and should prompt you to contact your physician:
- Frequent urges to urinate, especially at night
- Difficulty starting urination or stopping mid-stream
- Weak or interrupted urinary flow
- Painful or burning urination
- Erectile dysfunction
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in urine or semen
- Recurrent, persistent pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips or upper thighs
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