3 Most Common Symptoms of Early Prostate Cancer
When men reach and exceed 50 years of age, they become aware of problems they can develop with their prostate. The two major complications that could develop are an enlarged prostate and cancer of the prostate.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation onein six men or 18 per cent of men in the United States will develop prostate cancer. Comparing that to developing an enlarged prostate, where all men, if they live long enough, will develop an enlarged prostate.
What is cancer of the prostate and what are three symptoms of prostate cancer?
Cancer Of The Prostate
Cancer of the prostate usually develops on the outside of the prostate. This is the reason your doctor performs a digital rectal exam on your prostate. Your doctor is feeling for the smoothness of your prostate by feeling through your rectum.
If your prostate feels hard or lumpy, then your doctor may call for an ultrasound or biopsy of your prostate to determine if you have cancer. But what symptoms can you see without seeing a doctor?
3 Symptoms Of Prostate Cancer
Since some of the symptoms of prostate cancer are similar to an enlarged prostate, such as weak urine stream and trouble urinating, lets look at symptoms that are not similar to an enlarged prostate.
Blood In The Urine- This could also mean you have a kidney infection or you may even have a urinary tract infection.
Blood In Your Semen- When you see blood in your semen do not panic; it is most likely caused by some other problem and is more than likely not cancer.
Discomfort In The Pelvic Area- Besides cancer there are a number of other conditions such as hemorrhoids, nerve damage or even mental conditions that can cause discomfort in the pelvic area.
Though you may have these conditions, it is not indicative that you have cancer. Even a PSA test cannot determine if you have prostate cancer or not. In fact you may have a normal PSA score and still have prostate cancer.
The best method is to have a digital rectal exam that can then lead to an ultra sound or biopsy of your prostate.
Only 18% of men will develop this condition in their lifetime and when detected early the survival rate of men with this type of cancer is higher than any other types of cancer.
The best thing to do is to care for your prostate by eating the right foods, exercising and providing the right minerals.