Prostate cancer is a slow growing, malignant cancer that develops in the walnut-sized prostate gland. The chance of developing prostate cancer increases with age and with a family history.
- Pain or burning when urinating
- Difficulty in, or increased frequency of urinating
- Blood in the urine or semen.
There’s no proven prostate cancer prevention strategy. But you may reduce your risk of prostate cancer by making healthy choices including:
- Eating a healthy low fat diet with lots of fruit and veg and reduce your red or processed meat intake.
- Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all. If you choose to drink alcohol, limit yourself to no more than a drink or two each day.
- Maintain a healthy weight and exercise regularly as men with a body mass index (BMI) of 30 or higher are considered obese. Being obese increases your risk of cancer includingprostate cancer.
- Talk to your doctor about your risks or any concerns you might have.
If you experience any of these symptoms, don’t panic!
They may be a sign that you have something other than Prostate Cancer but it’s important to get checked out by your GP.