Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man’s prostate—a gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. It is one of the most common type of cancers in men. Early detection is important to combating numerous illnesses and diseases—including prostate cancer. If prostate cancer is detected while it is still confined to the prostate gland, the chances of successful treatment are better. So take the time to familiarize yourself with the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer:
-Decreased force in the stream of urine.
-Blood in the semen.
-Discomfort in the pelvic area.
It is unclear what causes prostate cancer, but it is treatable. An awareness of the symptoms, annual physicals and the diagnostic testing recommended by your health care providers will help to detect prostate cancer early.
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms—or if you notice them in your loved one—call Dr. Newman and schedule an appointment. While experiencing these symptoms does not necessarily mean you have prostate cancer, they are all symptoms that should be evaluated in any case. We will evaluate you and when a diagnosis is made, we will discuss the different treatment options with you.
Put your health first and make that appointment today.