We understand that a prostate cancer diagnosis can be paralyzing and confusing. You probably have received so much information that you aren’t really quite sure what you are supposed to do next. Here are the basics.
1 in 7
Men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
Cancer of the prostate is a result of abnormal cell growth that forms a mass of tissue called a tumor. When diagnosed early, the tumor is usually contained, or localized, to the prostate. But after time, cancer may spread when cells break away from the mass and move through the body.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE CANCER?
Men with prostate cancer may not experience any symptoms at all, so it is very important for men to see their physician regularly and have an annual prostate cancer screening.
The most common symptoms men experience are:
Inability to urinate
Weak urine stream
Burning feeling or pain during urination
Pain in the lower back, hips or upper thighs