Prostate Cancer Screening

What is Prostate Cancer?

A man’s prostate tends to grow as he ages, constricting the urethra and decreasing the flow of urine. Sometimes, its cells can grow out of control, and that is when prostate cancer occurs.


Prostate cancer was the second most prevalent cancer in men in Singapore from 2015 to 2019. 5,875 men had it diagnosed, accounting about 15.4% of all cancers found. It came in second only to rectum and colon cancers in men, which accounted for 16.9% of all cancer cases. By 2020, prostate cancer was third at 15.1%. Prostate cancer was the fourth most common cancer-related cause of death in Singapore for men during 2015 to 2019. There were 989 such deaths, contributing 6.3% to the total. On a positive note, there is a high rate of avoiding prostate cancer death within 5 years.

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Symptoms

Some possible symptoms of Prostate Cancer are:

Treatment

Because not all cases can have symptoms, you should visit the medical clinic for your men’s health check-up. Have a men’s health screening for prostate cancer detection if you have symptoms or if you are 50 years old or above. You can ask for earlier prostate cancer risk assessment if you have risks from your family history.

There are no specific means of prevention as there are no specific causes to target. At best, you should strive to remain healthy, avoid smoking, and eat a healthy diet. Watch out for the symptoms, now that you are armed with knowledge, and have yourself screened if necessary.

Notification

 

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