Any of these problems can be prostate cancer symptoms:
What may be prostate cancer symptoms can also be caused by
other, less serious health problems, such as enlarged prostate. If you
have any of these symptoms, it is important that you see a doctor
Early prostate cancer often does
not have symptoms. For that reason, it is important for men to have
regular checkups so that their doctors can detect it early when it
is more easily treated.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Prostate Cancer, can-ahc-14188 (3/02)
Lisa Hiedeman, RN coordinator, Virginia Piper Cancer Institute Prostate
Cancer Program; Heather Christie, RN coordinator, Virginia Piper Cancer
Institute Prostate Cancer Program
The earlier cancer is found, the more successful cancer
treatment can be. This makes prostate cancer screening important to
a man's general health.
If a family member has had prostate cancer or if you are African
American, we recommend starting annual prostate cancer screenings
at age 40. For others, annual screening should begin at 45 to 50
Contact your primary
care provider about when you should be screened for prostate
Worried about inheriting prostate cancer or passing it on? Our
genetic counselors can help.