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Content updated on Sep 20, 2022

What is prostate cancer?

Cancer of the prostate. Risk factors include advanced age and certain ethnicities.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

  • Decreased urine volume with painful urination

  • Need to strain or bear down to pass urine, in the past month

  • Urine flow is intermittent over the past month. (Urine starts and stops)

  • Pain when passing urine

  • Decrease in urine volume

  • Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection

Questions your doctor may ask to check for prostate cancer

Your doctor may ask these questions to diagnose prostate cancer

  • Do you have painful urination and passing less urine?

  • Do you have to frequently strain in order to urinate over the past month?

  • Have you had intermittent urine flow over the past month? Such as the urine starts and stops?

  • Do you feel pain when passing urine?

  • Are you passing less urine?

Treatment for prostate cancer

The specialist will confirm the diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan. In some cases, the cancer is slow-growing and may just require observation. If treatment is needed, options include procedures through the urine tube, surgery, radiation therapy, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or a combination of the above.

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