Prostate cancer is most common among men and the rate of men dying has increased hugely in the world. But is prostate cancer the course or not???
Experts state that the increase in deaths is not due to the disease becoming more life-threatening but is mainly due to an ageing population, meaning more men are being diagnosed.
What is prostate cancer
The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis found only in men. About the size of a walnut, it is located between the penis and the bladder. It surrounds the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the penis.
The main function of the prostate is to help in the production of semen. It produces a thick white fluid that is mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles and is secreted at the time of ejaculation.
Symptoms of prostate cancer
Symptoms of prostate cancer are more likely to be invisible. Actually, it doesn’t normally produce symptoms until cancer has developed big enough to put pressure on the urethra.
In this point, men can experience symptoms such as needing to urinate more regularly during the night.
The need to rush to the toilet, having difficulties to urinate, straining or taking a long time to urinate, having a weak flow and feeling that your bladder hasn’t emptied fully.
According to prostate cancer experts, if cancer has spread men can experience bone and back pain, a loss of appetite, pain in the testicles and unexplained weight loss.
If any men out there is experiencing or know of someone who’s experiencing such symptoms you are urgently advised to go to your nearest Docter or health institute.
Prostate cancer is not a really a life-threatening disease depending on which stage has it developed to.