Prioritizing Men’s Health | Prostate Cancer Risk Factors and Symptoms
As seen in Inviting Arkansas’ September issue.
With 191,930 new diagnoses each year and an estimated 33,3330 deaths expected in 2020, prostate cancer ranks highest in cancer deaths among men, and is the third most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in Americans today.
In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we’re sharing some helpful information that all men should consider when prioritizing their overall health.
RISK FACTORS FOR DEVELOPING PROSTATE CANCER
- Being a Man – 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.
- Age – Approximately 60% of cases are diagnosed in men 65 and older, with an average diagnosis age around 66.
- Race – Prostate cancer is more likely to develop in African American men.
SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE CANCER
In order to protect yourself, it is important to understand the warning signs that may lead you to seek out medical advice.
- Difficulty urinating, frequent urinations, incontinence, burning during urination or blood in the urine
- Erectile dysfunction, blood in the semen or painful ejaculation
For more information about prostate cancer, including recommended screenings, click here.