While most men today are diagnosed before they begin to show any symptoms of prostate cancer, it is important to know what to look for and which signs may point to an underlying prostate cancer.
Anyone concerned about themselves or a loved one developing prostate cancer should know the basics about the first symptoms that are typically seen.
What Are the Most Common Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?
Because of the prostate’s location in the body, prostate cancer is often accompanied by a number of unique symptoms. Continue reading
The similarities and differences between prostate cancer and BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia) are commonly misunderstood. The two diseases both start in the prostate and can cause identical symptoms, but the similarities basically end there.
So how do these two common male conditions compare:
Prevalence – Most common male cancer.
Cause – Not entirely understood, but due to unregulated growth of prostate cancer cells. Continue reading
What are some other causes of an elevated PSA?
Thousands of men each year are told that they have a high PSA level after undergoing a routine screening test. The most important and most concerning cause of an elevated PSA is prostate cancer. However, prostate cancer is only one of many potential causes of an elevated PSA. Virtually anything that irritates the prostate will cause the PSA to rise, at least temporarily.
Six Non-Cancerous Causes of an Elevated PSA Continue reading
Prostate problems are fairly common in men of all ages, and they are especially common in older men. Prostate problems can range from simple inflammation to metastatic cancer. It is important to have a basic understanding of the possible problems that can develop in the prostate.
Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Problems
Because of the prostate’s anatomic location just below the opening of the urinary bladder, the most common symptoms of prostate problems are urinary symptoms.
Urinary hesitancy and urgency, painful urination, and frequent nighttime urination are common symptoms of all prostate problems.
Less common symptoms can also occasionally be experienced: Continue reading