A tutor at the Narbitah Health College Mrs. Naa Torshie Deborah has stated that it is very important for every man to know their status of prostate cancer because it is dangerous and also kills.
Speaking on Plan B FM’s weekly health show APOMUDEN FIE hosted by Ohene Addo, the tutor Naa Torshie explained that, Prostate cancer develops in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland located below the bladder and in front of the rectum in men and people assigned male at birth.
She said prostate cancer is a serious disease and if people with prostate cancer get diagnosed before it spreads beyond their prostate gland treatment at this stage often eliminates the cancer but most prostate cancers grow slowly inside the prostate gland with no signs or symptoms.
She stressed that early-stage prostate cancer rarely causes symptoms. These issues may occur as the disease progresses,
Frequent, sometimes urgent, need to pee, especially at night, Weak urine flow or flow that starts and stops, pain or burning when you urinating, Loss of bladder control (urinary incontinence), Loss of bowel control (fecal incontinence), Painful ejaculation and erectile dysfunction, Blood in semen (hematospermia) or pee, Pain in your lower back, hip, or chest.
She said, prostate cancer risk factors, but the evidence is mixed. Other potential risk factors include Smoking, Prostatitis, Having a BMI greater than 30 (having obesity), and Untreated Sexually transmitted infections (STIs).
She furthered that, Preventing prostate cancer isn’t possible but taking these steps may reduce your risk, Get regular prostate screenings, ask your healthcare provider how often you should get screened based on your risk factors, maintain a healthy weight, exercise regularly, it is recommended that150 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise each week, or a little more than 20 minutes daily.
Eat a nutritious diet. There’s no one diet to prevent cancer, but good eating habits can improve your overall health. Eat fruits, vegetables, and whole grains. Avoid red meats and processed foods, and quitting smoking can also reduce your risk factors