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Symptoms of Prostate Disease You May Have Overlooked

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola Fact Checked

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  • Prostate cancer is estimated to affect 1 in 9 men during their life; risk factors include advancing age, obesity, smoking and chemical exposure
  • The disease has few, if any, early warning signs; symptoms include urinary urgency and frequency, difficulty starting and stopping, and pain or burning with urination
  • A relationship between nutrients and prostate cancer continues to be studied; some data show green tea and lycopene in tomatoes have protective effects
  • Diagnosis and treatment may involve a PSA test but there are other, safer options

The diagnosis of cancer often has a profound effect on men and their families. The word “cancer” signals a life-changing issue that may be accompanied by feelings of fear, depression and anxiety. Sometimes these feelings linger for years after diagnosis and treatment.

The American Cancer Society believes that in 2020 there will be an estimated 1,806,950 new cases of cancer diagnosed and 606,520 people with cancer will die. Of these, the top three primary tumor locations are in the breast, lung and bronchus, and prostate, in that order.

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