Prostate Awareness Month
March is the time to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer in the UK. The aim being to raise support for both suffers and the families who have been affected by Prostate cancer. Prostate Cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, with around 36,000 cases here in the UK every year.
The Prostate gland is only in men and is around the size of a walnut and will only grow older with age. Around 1/8 men will suffer from prostate cancer at some point. However, older men, men with a family history of prostate cancer and black men have a higher degree of risk when it comes to prostate cancer.
Some of the symptoms of prostate cancer are as follows:
- The need to urinate frequently
- Trouble stating to urinate
- weak flow
- feeling as though your bladder is not fully emptied
Although prostate cancer mostly affects men above the age of 50, and is uncommon below that age, if you notice any of the symptoms of prostate cancer it may be time to check it out with your local GP.