“I am living proof that if you catch prostate cancer early, it can be reduced to a temporary inconvenience, and you can go back to a normal life.”
A healthy Prostate is slightly larger than a walnut. It surrounds the urethra just below the Urinary Bladder. The function of the Prostate is to store and secrete a clear fluid that constitutes 10-30% of the volume of the Seminal Fluid. Prostate Cancer develops most frequently in men over 50. Most often discovered by physical examination or blood tests, such as the PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) test. A biopsy will confirm Prostate Cancer.
Early Prostate Cancer often does not cause noticeable symptoms. It is usually diagnosed early during the workup for an elevated PSA, found during a routine check-up. Sometimes, however, Prostate Cancer does cause symptoms that are very similar to those of BPE or Prostatitis, confusing matters. As a result, any new Prostate symptom requires a GP check-up, especially in older men.
More Scottish men are diagnosed with Prostate Cancer than any other Cancer, making awareness essential.