Prostate Cancer: The Symptoms & Stats That Men Need to Know! by Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP

Men's Health
5 years ago

Prostate Cancer: The Symptoms & Stats That Men Need to Know!

Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. This year roughly 165,000 men – or one in nine – will be diagnosed, but compared to other cancers, prostate cancer has a good prognosis. Here’s a quick snapshot of symptoms men should be on the lookout for:

  • painful urination or a light stream
  • pelvic discomfort
  • blood in the semen
  • erectile dysfunction
  • lower back pain or stiffness

Of course, as with all cancers, not all risk is created equal. If you have a family history of prostate cancer, or if you are older, obese or African American, your risk increases. Starting at age 50, men should consider being screened for prostate cancer, and as early as 40 if they are higher risk.

Early detection can save your life – 2.9 million men diagnosed with prostate cancer are alive today!

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal healthcare provider.

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Donna John
So important for men to be informed! My dad, grandpa and two of my uncles had prostate cancer. Because of this, I'm already telling my 25-year-old son he needs to let his doctors know he's higher risk. Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP
Elisa Schmitz
My grandfather had prostate cancer, too. So important for men and boys to be aware of this. Thank you, Joyce Knestrick, CRNP, FAANP .

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