*Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man’s prostate – the small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined o the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm.
While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Prostate cancer that is detected early, when it’s still confined to the prostate gland, has a better chance of successful treatment.
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If you are currently living with advanced prostate cancer, ask yourself these questions:
- Are you having trouble doing regular activities?
- Are you taking more medicine for pain or discomfort?
- Are you living with aches, discomfort, or pain you can’t explain?
You may think these things are occurring because of your age, a busy day, or a simple change in routine. You also may think that over-the-counter or prescription pain medicine is the only solution to treat these symptoms.
But these aches, paines, and lifestyle changes could be a sign or symptom of your prostate cancer spreading to bone. Speak up. Listen to what your body is telling you, and talk to your doctor about which treatment may be right for you.
Men Who Speak Up is a national movement to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms of advancing prostate cancer. For more information on this movement visit their website here.