The risk factors of prostate cancer are:
Age:Age is the primary risk factor for prostate cancer. It occurs mostly in men after 65 years of age. About 1 in 14 men falling within the age of 60 and 69 are prone to this cancer.
Family History :If your family members had prostate cancer you're chances of getting the disease are higher.
Race:Black men have greater chances to develop prostate cancer than men of other races.
Obesity:Obese men are diagnosed with an advanced disease that needs immediate treatment and is difficult to treat.
Types of Prostate Cancer
In most cases, prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas (a type of cancer) growing inside the tissue of prostate gland.
It can be categorized into:
- Aggressive, or fast-growing
- Nonaggressive, or slow-growing
Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
You may not see any early signs of prostate cancer. However, once the tumor advances or reaches the malignant stage, the following prostate cancer symptoms may be observed:
- Frequent need to urinate, especially during nighttime
- Burning or painful sensation while urinating
- Difficulty while starting or stopping the stream of urine
- Slower or interrupted stream of urine
- Urinary incontinence while coughing or laughing
- Erectile dysfunction
- Blood in urine or semen
- Pain or stiffness in lower back, pelvis, ribs, chest, or upper thighs due to cancer metastasis
- Spinal cord compression
The above symptoms may not always indicate cancer. This it is important to see your doctor and get the prostate cancer symptoms diagnoses at the earliest.
Prostate cancer that's diagnosed at an early stage (when it is still restrained to the prostate gland) has a better chance of successful treatment. Thus we advise all men above the age of 60 years to schedule for master health checkup package with us. Fill the inquiry form below to know in detail about the health checkup packages that we offer.