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Attention Men,Beware of Prostate Cancer!

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How will you diagnose prostate Cancer?

Please do not take urinary problems lightly, They can be a symptom of prostate cancer !

Of the 7.6 million deaths due to cancer worldwide, one-sixth are caused by prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer is the second most frequently diagnosed cancer type, most common being lung cancer.

Its incidence increases with age

This is growing in incidence as life expectancy increases. 70 % of all patients are men over the age of 65.

What are its symptoms ?

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What is prostate cancer screening?

Screening is basically looking for a disease before a person has any symptoms of the disease . This can help detect a disease at an early stage, while it’s still curable.

By the time symptoms appear, the disease may have begun to spread.

How is this screening done?

  • >> Digital rectal exam
  • >> Digital rectal exam

  • What is Digital rectal exam ?

    In this exam, the doctor inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the anus to feel the prostate gland for any hard area or a lump.

    What is Prostate Specific Antigen test

    This is a blood test that measures the level of PSA in blood. It is a substance made mostly by the prostate that may be found in an increased amount in the blood of men who have prostate cancer. The level of PSA may also be high in men who have a prostate infection.

    A PSA test or a DRE may be able to detect prostate cancer at an early stage.

    The American Urology Association has recommended that all men should start Screening at 55 years of age and, If you are high risk population (African, African-American, or having some family member suffering from prostate Cancer), screening should be started at age 40 years.

    I again stress upon you, please do not take urinary problems lightly,They can be a symptom of cancer.