Men's Health Week - Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. As part of Men’s Health Week, we would like to raise awareness of such health issues and encourage men to take control of their own health and well-being.
Here are the facts: About 2,750 men in Ireland are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, with most cases seen in men aged 70 and older. It isn’t fully known what the exact causes of prostate cancer are.
Prostate cancer progresses slowly, meaning that the outlook for this type of cancer is good. It can usually be cured if caught in the early stages. There are usually little or no symptoms seen with prostate cancer. However, it is still important to be watchful for any of the following symptoms and consult with your doctor if you are worried. Symptoms can include the following: urinating more often than usual; having difficulty passing urine; feeling that you have not emptied your bladder fully, and needing to rush to the bathroom. If you have any of these symptoms, do not hesitate in contacting your doctor.
It is important that men take the time to listen to their bodies and act if they feel anything is wrong. We here at Stratus Healthcare are more than happy to answer any questions you may have regarding any health issue.