Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
It usually develops slowly so at first there may be no symptoms at all for many years
Many men worry that having an enlarged prostate means that they are at an increased risk of developing cancer which is not the case.
The risk of prostate cancer is no greater for men with an enlarged prostate than it is for men without an enlarged prostate.
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (uretha)
When this happens you might notice the following:
An increased need to urinate
Straining while you urinate
A feeling that your bladder has not fully emptied
Please do not ignore these symptoms, they do not mean that you have prostate cancer but it is advisable to see a doctor.
These symptoms can also be caused by prostate enlargement and are common in men over 50.
This is not a cancer and not normally a serious health issue.
Remember, most men survive prostate cancer if it is detected early.
If you ignore it you are giving it a chance to spread and infect other parts of your body.
If this happens, it is known as secondary, or metastatic cancer.
If you are diagnosed with prostate cancer please contact Tulips -
we are here to advise and help