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There are many simple steps to help identify prostate cancer in order to receive the best possible treatment and support.
Note that there is no National screening programme in place in the UK currently and the reasons are set out on the NHS web site, Click HERE.. Note also that any man over 50 can request from his GP a PSA blood test.
Make sure you know your body and can identify any changes to it.
Changes that you need to look out for include:-
- Blood in the urine
- Painful urination
- Erectile dysfunction
- Difficulty to partake in sexual intercourse
- Discomfort in the lower back
- Hesitation to urinate
If you experience any of these problems go to your doctor immediately, no matter how small it is better to be safe than sorry and the doctor will be able to prescribe medication or investigate further problems. Your doctor can always help no matter what the problem. Don’t be embarrassed your life is more important. No matter how small your problem seems to be your doctor will identify it and put your mind at rest.
Deciding on the best treatment is not always straight forward.The doctor will take into consideration the following:-
- How long you’ve had the cancer
- How much of the tumor was removed
- The likelihood/amount the cancer has spread
- Your age and general level of health
Anyone concerned in any away or in any doubt should consult their GP without delay.