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Do You Know the Risk Factors and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer?

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It’s men’s health awareness month, do you know the risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer? Keep reading  to test your knowledge.

In the United States, prostate cancer is the most common cancer for men. According to the CDC , 13 out of 100 American men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is slow growing and can be caught by various screening methods. Talk to your doctor if you are concerned about your risk of developing prostate cancer.


Risk Factors

While all men are at risk of prostate cancer, some are more so than others. Of the male population, African American men are most at risk of being diagnosed with more advanced forms of prostate cancer from a younger age. Other risk factors include:

  • Old age – the older you are, the more likely you are to develop prostate cancer.
  • Family history of prostate cancer – if your father, brother, or son was diagnosed with prostate cancer, you are more likely to develop it. 
  • Family history of pancreatic cancer, ovarian cancer, or breast cancer also increases your risk of this disease. 


Signs and Symptoms

Talk to your doctor or schedule an appointment as soon as possible if you experience the following:

  • Trouble urinating
  • Urinating more often at night
  • Painful urination 
  • Blood in urine
  • Constant lower back, hip, or pelvis pain


Schedule an Appointment

If you are experiencing any symptoms of prostate cancer or would like to discuss your family history with your provider, schedule an appointment. Choose your preferred location below and text us to schedule: 

  • West Plano Medical Village: Text (469) 382-4891
  • Independence Medical Village: Text (469) 382-3548
  • McKinney Medical Village: Text (469) 382-3717
  • Frisco Medical Village: Text (469) 382 – 3415

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