5 things you should know about prostate cancer

Prostate cancer screening

Prostate cancer can only be detected by annual check-ups with a urologist. All men over the age of 50 should be screened.

Screening is not usually recommended as it is for colon cancer, but it is true that men with a history of prostate cancer (father or grandfather) should begin screening at age 40.

Symptoms of prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is a very silent tumor that does not present symptoms until it is very advanced; this is a big problem. Hence the importance of screening.

When it begins to manifest itself, it can do so in the following ways:

  • Problems urinating: slow or weakened urinary flow.
  • Erectile dysfunction
  • Blood in urine or semen
  • Pain in the hips, spine, ribs, among others.
  • Weakness in legs or feet
  • Urinary or fecal incontinence.

Prevention of prostate cancer

At present, there is no way to prevent prostate cancer.

Risk factors for prostate cancer

As far as is known with certainty, only the genetic factor; the rest are theories without much foundation.

Is there any relationship between acne in late adolescence and prostate cancer?

Nothing scientific; it’s like when they tried to link vasectomy to prostate cancer, there was no serious evidence either.