Prostate cancer – What to look out for

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IT’S THE most common cancer for men in the UK, so make sure you know the first warning sign of prostate cancer.

One in seven British men currently suffers from prostate cancer and around 47,000 people in the UK are diagnosed with the disease every year.Unfortunately many men don’t experience any symptoms with this type of cancer, so it can be very hard to detect.But men should beware of problems associated with urination, because this is typically the first warning sign.

Unfortunately, many men don’t experience any symptoms with this type of cancer, so it can be very hard to detect.But men should beware of problems associated with urination because this is typically the first warning sign.

For example, you might need to go to the toilet more or find it increasingly difficult to empty your bladder. Other symptoms can include blood in the urine and semen, pain in the hips, pelvis spine or upper legs and pain or discomfort during ejaculation.

But men should beware of problems associated with urination because this is typically the first warning sign. For example, you might need to go to the toilet more or find it increasingly difficult to empty your bladder. Other symptoms can include blood in the urine and semen, pain in the hips, pelvis spine or upper legs and pain or discomfort during ejaculation.

If you’re worried about this condition, your GP can perform a simple blood test and a prostate examination to thoroughly investigate.

Prostate cancer only begins to show symptoms when the tumour has grown large enough to put pressure on the urethra. Because prostate cancer is hard to spot, it’s extremely important for men to do whatever they can to avoid developing the disease.

Health experts often emphasise the importance of a healthy lifestyle in reducing risk of cancer. A recent breakthrough revealed that ditching meat could dramatically slash your odds of developing the cancer by more than a third. The study found that following a vegan diet – which means cutting out meat, dairy and eggs – can slash your likelihood of developing prostate cancer by a whopping 35%.

Dr Panagiota Mitrou, director of research funding at World Cancer Research Fund, said: “With prostate cancer being the most common cancer in men in the UK, prevention is key if we are to see a decrease in the number of men developing the disease.“This exciting research has, for the first time, helped fill some vital gaps in our knowledge about eating patterns and the prevention of prostate cancer and could pave the way for future research.

“This exciting research has, for the first time, helped fill some vital gaps in our knowledge about eating patterns and the prevention of prostate cancer and could pave the way for future research.“Although these results are exciting, more studies are needed to demonstrate the strength of the link between a vegan diet and reducing the risk of prostate cancer.”

“Although these results are exciting, more studies are needed to demonstrate the strength of the link between a vegan diet and reducing the risk of prostate cancer.”

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