Prostate cancer is a silent killer of thousands of men every year. While it is one of the common types of cancer, many men become alarmed only in late prostate cancer stages. What is the reason of such behaviour? Unfortunately, mostly the fear of learning the truth and a certain stigma. Men prefer to just ignore the signs of prostate cancer rather than attend regular screenings. Many are taught throughout their lives that they need to ‘man up’, ignore their health and just go on working without caring for themselves.
Prostate Cancer – What Is It?
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer seen in men after skin cancer. It occurs when abnormal cells develop uncontrollably in the prostate and sometimes these cells may even spread to the other parts of the body. Prostate cancer symptoms cannot be generally seen in the early stages. In the later stages, most frequently seen symptoms are discomfort when urinating, finding blood in urine and sudden need to urinate.