What is prostate cancer?
- The most common cancer in men; 112 diagnosed every day!
- Projected to be the most common cancer of all by 2030
- Each year in the UK over 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 10,500 die of it
- One in eight men in the UK will get prostate cancer
Who is at risk?
- Prostate cancer mainly affects men over the age of 50
- You are 2.5 times more likely to get it if your father or brother had it or if your mother has had breast cancer
- One in four black men will get prostate cancer at some point
- Frequent need to urinate, especially at night.
- Stop / start and dribbling.
- Hesitation before starting.
- Urgency to urinate.
- Slow, difficult or painful flow.
- Blood in the urine or semen.
- Painful urination or ejaculation.
- Aches or pains in the lower back, upper thighs, pelvic area, scrotum or penis.
- Difficulty in achieving or maintaining an erection.
- Changes in bowel habits.
But many men with prostate cancer display no symptoms at all!
If you are in doubt go and see your doctor and ask for a PSA test; you have a right to a PSA test if you are over 50.
Prostate cancer booklet
For more information about prostate cancer get a copy of our Prostate Cancer Information Booklet (opens in a separate browser tab or window - requires Adobe Reader - Available here). Please contact us if you would like a a printed copy.
For further help and information
Speak to the Prostate Cancer Support Group (see the Contact us page)
or call the National Prostate Cancer Helpline on 0800 035 5302 (manned 24 hours per day, 365 days per year by prostate cancer patients)
or visit any of the following websites for further help and information:
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