The causes of prostate cancer are unknown, but we do know that it's the most common cancer in men in the UK. Knowing how to spot the signs and symptoms is important, so that you can catch the disease early if you develop it. As you get older, you're more likely to get prostate cancer, and with one in two of us getting cancer at some point in our lives, it's crucial that we're vigilant. Prostate cancer develops slowly, and many men don't see any symptoms for years, reports the Mirror. It isn't until the prostate becomes large enough to affect the tube which carries urine out of the bladder and out of the penis that some of the tell-tell signs start to appear. According to the NHS, there are seven things all men should be checking for in their wee which could be a tell-tell sign of the disease. They are: Needing to pee more frequently, often during the night Needing to rush to the toilet Difficulty in starting to pee (hesitancy) Straining or taking a long … [Read more...] about Look out for these signs of prostate cancer in your wee
Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer
A DRUG used to stop men going bald could also slash the risk of prostate cancer, experts have revealed. Finasteride could offer a safe and cheap option to help protect men from the deadly disease. It's reportedly the drug Donald Trump takes to prevent male pattern baldness, the US president's doctor told the New York Times. Now, the prescription drug - which is marketed under the brand name Propecia - could offer hope to thousands of men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer affecting British men with around 47,000 blokes diagnosed each year. Hair loss drug slashes cancer risk by 25% Dr Ian Thompson of the SWOG Cancer Network in the US said: "Finasteride is safe, inexpensive and effective as a preventative strategy for prostate cancer." His team found the hormone-blocking drug reduced the risk of prostate cancer by 25 per cent. Fewer than 100 men on the Prostate Cancer Prevention Trial died from the disease, the findings published in the New England Journal of Medicine … [Read more...] about Baldness drug ‘taken by Donald Trump slashes risk of prostate cancer by QUARTER’
WHEN Andrew Edgar’s father died from prostate cancer, he was in denial – refusing to believe he could be at risk too. Aged 58, he was oblivious to the increased risk between father and son. Dad Charles was 85 when he died and had symptoms for a long time but, like many men, unfortunately didn’ t get himself checked out until it was too late. Fortunately, an aunt, who’s a nurse, persuaded Andrew to get checked out. “After numerous tests, I was diagnosed on the Monday before Christmas, and told that I had early stage prostate cancer,” says Andrew, a marketing manager from Moffat. “I had no symptoms at all. That’s what made me go into total denial,” he explains. “I was up once or twice in the night at the loo, but isn’t every man? There was nothing out of the ordinary as far as I was concerned.” Early diagnosis is crucial to catch the disease, which can affect one in 10 men in Scotland, before it spreads. Now, … [Read more...] about Teaming up to raise awareness of prostate cancer risks
MORE than one in three people will develop a type of cancer in their lifetime. The most common types are breast, bowel, lung and prostate cancers, with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma less commonly occurring. What is Non-Hodgkin lymphoma? Non-Hodgkin lymphoma is a cancer that attacks the sufferer's lymphatic system. It starts in the white blood cells, which are part of the body's immune system. More than 12,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin lymphoma each year. It can occur at any age but statistically more men than women develop the condition, and the chances of it occurring increase as you get older - most cases are diagnosed in people over 65. What causes Non-Hodgkin lymphoma? The precise cause of the disease is not known, however those who have a close relative with the condition are a slightly higher risk. Other risk factors include: those with a medical condition that weakens the immune system those who take immunosuppressant medications those who have been … [Read more...] about What is Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, what are the signs and symptoms and how is it treated?
PROSTATE CANCER symptoms include frequent urination and blood in semen. This is how your hair could reveal an early warning sign. By Laura Mitchell / Published 18th September 2018 GETTY HEALTH: Prostate cancer is the most common male cancer (Pic: GETTY) Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. Around 47,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year, according to cancerresearchuk.org.This means one in eight men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime. It mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases as you get older.The disease affects the small gland that’s found in the pelvis of men, which is responsible for making the thick white fluid that’s mixed with sperm. GETTY RISK: Men who show signs of hair loss at 20 are twice as likely to develop prostate cancer (Pic: GETTY) The average age for men to be diagnosed with prostate cancer is between 65 and 69 years. However, under 50s are still at risk. And the incident rate is … [Read more...] about Prostate cancer symptoms: Looking at your head could reveal THIS vital warning sign