A simple mention of this life-threatening disease is enough to send the shivers up the spine! According to the latest figures, men have a one in eight chance of eventually developing prostate cancer. The older you are, the more you are at risk, and these risks increase after you pass your jubilee. The disease is also more prevalent among certain ethnicities, such as the African-American community. Getting an accurate diagnosis as soon as possible improves the chances of effective treatment. The first signs of disease are often not so apparent.
Visits to the bathroom provide an early warning sign that something is amiss. Typically, you urinate without giving the act a second thought, but if the urine stops and starts, you might have a reason for worry. After you pass a certain age, this could happen due to natural enlargement of the prostate gland. If this turns out to be the cause, you should be relieved since prostatic hyperplasia (to use the official medical term) is quite typical and should not cause any health concerns. However, if you are a long way off pension age, this should not be happening.
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