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Questions and Answers
The chance of a man getting prostate cancer?In his lifetime is 17 percent — roughly 4.5 percent greater than a woman’s risk of getting breast cancer.
One could argue that there is inequality in the way american society treats the sexes when it comes to cancer: Do we celebrate prostate cancer awareness month? Stage walks for prostate cancer research? Wear purple ribbons?Why not??
Prostate cancer and breast cancer are both unbelievably commercialized and politicized – to the point of having much more awareness, funding and organization than other, more serious and more prevalent cancers (the most prevalent example being lung cancer, which strikes and kills nearly twice as often as the gender-specific cancers in both sexes).
It can certainly be argued, and argued well, that the commercialization of breast cancer has been more successful than the commercialization of prostate cancer (let’s buy those pink ribbons, folks!). But I don’t think the ideal solution is to have a male-only version of the disease just as trendy as the female one; I think the ideal solution would be if cancer research (and in particular funding for that research) would break down the unnecessary borders between politicized body parts, and look to treatments of the disease in general.
The politicization of certain cancers has always bothered me – and only more so when you have personal experience with the people who are victimized by it (i.e. People diagnosed with less popular but similar forms of cancer who are given abysmal survival rates and substandard treatment because of the relative public disinterest in their forms of cancer).
Cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men.
Normal PSA values are asa follows:
•Men below age 50: PSA less than 2.5
•Men 50 – 59 years: PSA level less than 3.5
•Men 60 – 69 years: PSA level less than 4.5
•Men older than 70 years: PSA level less than 6.5Symptoms
A man with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms. For men who do have symptoms, the common symptoms include:
oNot being able to pass urine
oHaving a hard time starting or stopping the urine flow
oNeeding to urinate often, especially at night
oWeak flow of urine
oUrine flow that starts and stops
oPain or burning during urination
•Difficulty having an erection
•Blood in the urine or semen
•Frequent pain in the lower back, hips, or upper thighs
Most often, these symptoms are not due to cancer. BPH, an infection, or another health problem may cause them. If you have any of these symptoms, you should tell your doctor so that problems can be diagnosed and treated.
• Stage I: Cancer is small and still within the prostate.
• Stage II: Cancer is more advanced, but still confined to the prostate.
• Stage III: Cancer has spread to the outer part of the prostate and nearby seminal. PS:If satisfied/benefited with, U may inform others to browse ‘Yahoo Answers’ on any health issue.
Prostate cancer symptoms? What are the real prostate cancer symptoms? Prostate cancer, when early, typically is asymptomatic.
Prostate cancer in advanced stages can typically have signs and symptoms such as – Difficulty passing urine* which can be accompanied with a slow or weak urinary stream. . * frequent urination – particularly during the night.* blood could also be present during urination. – Having pain in the spine, ribs, hips, or other areas. * this is typical when cancer has spread to the bones. – Having weakness or numbness in the lower body. * including incontinence: loss of control of the bladder or bowels.- Erectile dysfunction.
Keep in mind signs and symptoms are completely subjective to the individual. If you have these or are concerned your best bet is seeing a doctor for peace of mind, though you already knew that.