Prostate Cancer

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  • Topic: Prostate cancer, Cancer, Benign prostatic hyperplasia
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Prostate Cancer
There are many health issues that are considered critical for men. Prostate Cancer is considered a rising health issue for men; it is the third leading cause of death from cancer in men of every age and is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over the age of seventy-five. Prostate cancer is cancer that begins in the prostate gland. The prostate is a small, walnut-sized formation that consists of part of a man's reproductive system. It drapes in the region of the urethra, which is the tube that bring urine out of the body There are some individuals who are at higher risk of getting prostate cancer than others. African-American men are likely to develop cancer at every age; men who are over the age of sixty and who have a close male family member, like father or brother, with prostate cancer. There are other factors that can cause a man to have prostate cancer, they are men who abuse alcohol, those who are farmers and men who eat a diet high in fat, particularly animal fat. Also men who work at tire plants, painters and men who have been exposed to cadmium are at high risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer has a few common symptoms that a man can look for on a daily basis. The first common symptom is a delayed or slow start of the urinary stream. The second one is dribbling or leakage of urine, this usually takes place after urinating. The next symptom is a slow urinary stream. The fourth one is straining when urinating, or not being able to drain out all of the urine. Another symptom is finding blood in the urine or in the semen. The last common symptom of prostate cancer is bone pain or tenderness, most often found in the lower back and pelvic bones but this is only felt when the cancer has spread. (Reference 2) In the case of many cancers, the one and most precise test that can verify that an individual has cancer is through biopsy. When it comes to prostate cancer, a biopsy is the only test that can authenticate the diagnosis....
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