One in seven Australian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, and more than 3000 lose their battle every year.
It is important for men at any age to be aware of unusual changes to ‘their bits’. This includes:
- Frequent urination
- Urgent and sudden need to urinate
- Difficulty in urinating
- Weaker than normal stream
- Painful ejaculation
- Blood in urine or semen
- Erectile dysfunction
Males over the age of 50 should discuss prostate cancer with their doctor and be screened for the disease on an annual basis.
This can be done through a simple PSA blood test, which checks for elevated levels of PSA (prostate specific antigen – a protein produced by both cancerous and non-cancerous tissue in the prostate).
Download this poster for an easy reference to the signs: