Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the UK. It usually develops slowly, so there may be no signs for many years.
There are about 47,100 new cases in men in the UK every year. Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually appear until the prostate is large enough to affect the tube that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis (urethra)
Symptoms you may notice
- Weak or reduced urine flow
- Frequent need to urinate
- Difficulty or pain passing urine
- Blood in urine or semen.
Lifestyle risk factors
- Being overweight
- Getting older – prostate cancer more commonly affects men over the age of 50. Men over the age of 50 may be advised to have a PSA test by their GP, this is an initial test for helping diagnosis but as increased levels of PSA can also be caused by other conditions, it can’t on its own confirm if someone has the disease.
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If you have any of these symptoms, or are concerned about any other signs, take action and get checked out by your GP.