Prostate Awareness

Raising men’s awareness of prostate cancer has the potential to assist in the early detection and treatment of the disease.

Males over the age of 50 should discuss prostate cancer with their doctor and be screened for the disease on an annual basis. Often with minimal symptoms in its early stages, detecting prostate cancer early is crucial for positive outcomes or possible cure of the disease.

The following changes should be reported to a GP or medical specialist:

• Frequent urination

• Urgent and sudden need to urinate

• Difficulty in urinating

• Pain when urinating

• Weaker than normal stream

• Painful ejaculation

• Blood in urine or semen

• Erectile dysfunction