Prostate cancer is a common disease that attacks older men and affects the prostate, which is a gland located below the bladder. It is rare among men younger than 40 and is more common when there are other cases of prostate cancer in the family. In early cases of the disease, the symptoms are usually unnoticeable, but as the disease progresses, symptoms may arise and cause discomfort. Diagnosis may be difficult due to the similarity of prostate cancer symptoms with other diseases.
It is important that patients seek out a doctor and talk about symptoms they are experiencing. In order to confirm a prostate cancer diagnosis, physicians usually perform a digital rectal exam to feel the prostate anything unusual, as well as request a blood test for prostate-specific antigen (PSA), which is used in prostate cancer screening. Additional tests that may be required are an ultrasound, an MRI, or a biopsy.
Here are some of the symptoms of prostate cancer:
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