Know the risk of prostrate cancer

Prostrate cancer is one of the most common cancers, especially in men living in America. So, it’s always better to know about the factors that might cause prostrate cancer and warning signs which you shouldn’t neglect. Around 175,000 new prostrate cancer cases have been estimated in the United States by American Cancer Society this year and more than 31,000 deaths reported. One out of nine men has been diagnosed with prostrate cancer. If the disease has been diagnosed at an early stage it will be easy for the doctors to treat it successfully. But in some cases it might be severe and might spread very fast when you may have very less chances of having expected results from the treatment.

According to the American Urological Association men who are within 55 to 69 years old has to go for the screening of prostrate cancer. It’s not like all the men have to go through this prostrate cancer screening but before they go for it, they should discuss about the health issues with their health care provider so that it would be easy for them to decide on it. Those who already have prostrate cancer might have issues with urinating. Sometimes they might urinate very often and sometimes weak or slow stream while urinating. It might pain for them while urinating and in some they might find blood in urine. The symptoms vary from person to person. Men who are older than 50, have higher risks of getting prostrate cancer. 6 out of 10 men who have crossed 65 years of age will be suffering from prostrate cancer. 

Another important factor which you need to consider is the race. Men who are black have a higher chance of dying due to prostrate cancer than whites. Men who are from Asian-American and Hispanic have a very low risk of developing prostrate cancer than the white population. This is also related to hereditary. If father or brother has prostrate cancer there are higher or you can say double the chances of a man getting the disease. If they have a higher number of relatives who were suffering from prostrate cancer, especially when they were young then definitely the person is at higher risk. Diagnosing at an early stage might help the patient and the doctor by providing appropriate treatment on time so that they can save a life and prevent them from prostrate cancer sufferings. 

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