Live an active lifestyle. Eat a healthy diet. Maintain your weight. Avoid toxic chemicals. Each of these actions can help you reduce your risk of prostate cancer. However, some factors beyond your control – age and family history, for instance – can add to your risk of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer usually does not cause symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. You may notice one or more warning signs along the way, such as:
- Blood in your urine
- Difficulty urinating
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
- Pain in your hips, back or chest
- Trouble getting an erection
- Urinating more often, especially at night
Finding prostate cancer early leads to better quality of life. Since you typically won’t experience symptoms during the early stages, screenings are important.
Digital rectal exams and blood tests are the best ways to catch prostate cancer at an early stage when it’s most curable. If you’re a man 50 or older, or if you have a family history of prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about screenings.
If you’re diagnosed with prostate cancer, you can count on us for comprehensive treatment. We offer support to you and your family through every stage of your treatment and recovery.