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FAQs about Prostate Cancer

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There are quite a few questions that are frequently asked in regards to prostate cancer, and it’s treatment. We have split this up into two blogs to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions.

Is prostate cancer common?

According to research conducted by the World Cancer Research Fund International, worldwide more than 1.1 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer every year. This makes it the second most common cancer in men worldwide. Should you have had prostate cancer and need treatment, Moorgate Andrology can help.

Are some men more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than others?

Prostate cancer is more likely to be diagnosed in older men, men with an African heritage or men with a family history of the disease. The typical age for men that are diagnosed with prostate cancer is 66 years old. Should prostate cancer bring erectile dysfunction in older men, we offer penile implants to gain back control. 

Does my family history of prostate cancer increase my risk?

A family history of prostate cancer will increase the risk of being affected by prostate cancer. Men with a primary relative such as a brother or father are more than two-fold as likely to develop the disease. Men with familial prostate cancer may also develop the disease at an earlier age, so they should begin testing for prostate cancer at the age of 45 or younger if they have multiple relatives with the disease.

Is prostate cancer curable?

The earlier the cancer is caught, the more likely it is for the patient to remain disease-free after treatment. The survival rate for prostate cancer is relatively high as most of all prostate cancers are detected in the local and regional stages. There are treatment options available following prostate cancer treatment, should erectile dysfunction be a side effect. 

What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

At its earliest stages, most men will not experience any symptoms of prostate cancer. As such, it relies on blood testing and other methods to detect cancer. Some men may experience symptoms such as frequent, hesitant or burning urination, difficulty in having an erection or pain or stiffness in the lower back, hips and upper thighs.

 

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