Somerville Medical Centre
69 Gorsey Lane, Wallasey, Merseyside, CH44 4AA
Telephone: 0151 638 9333
Fax: 0843 290 5809
Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (March)
The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland located between the penis and bladder. The gland naturally grows bigger with age, however 1 in 8 men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. You are more at risk if you are over 50 years old, or have a family history of this cancer. Prostate cancer is difficult to detect as not all men experience symptoms, although some do have urinary problems.
- Difficulty initiating/maintaining urination
- Weak flow when urinating
- Feeling that your bladder is not completely empty
- Dribbling urine
- Needing to urinate more often, especially at night
- Sudden urge to urinate, leaking before you are able to get to the toilet
If prostate cancer spreads it can cause other symptoms such as; back, hip or pelvic pain, erectile problems, blood in your urine or semen, or unexplained weight loss.
- There are approximately 40,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the UK each year, that’s equivalent to 109 men each day.
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men in the UK.
- More than 11,000 men each year are diagnosed with prostate cancer, which is one man every 45minutes.
- There are approximately 330,000 men currently living with, and after prostate cancer in the UK.
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