Dr. Joel Locke, for Williamson Medical Center 4:01 p.m. CDT September 20, 2016
According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among men in the United States.(Photo: Pavliha/Getty Images)
Most people have heard of prostate cancer, which isthe second-most common cancer in men in the U.S.and theleading cancer in men over 50 (according toCampbell-Walsh Urology).It is a cancer that is hard to prevent, its not hereditary (although family history is important), it generally comes with age and there are no clear early warning signs.
People ask me all the time what the early warning signs are for prostate cancer, and I hate to tell you that there are none. Thats the dilemma. In the early curative phases, it is essentially asymptomatic. By the time you have symptoms of prostate cancer, such as pain, difficulty urinating or sexual dysfunction, it has advanced beyond the curative phase, and at that point we are only able to treat the symptoms.
BPA and prostatitis
Other fairly common prostate issues are benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) and prostatitis. BPH is a ...