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Men Should Ask About A Prostate Exam

Jun 15, 2008
We all have worries about life, finances and work but the thing we should be most concerned about is our health since nothing else is as important. For men one of the concerns should be with their prostate gland and having some understanding of what it is and where it is will help explain some of the difficulties it can cause.

I am constantly surprised that male friends know so little about the prostate. Most women have some knowledge about breast cancer and want to learn about it but men ignore the prostate and seem to prefer not to know even though it is a purely male problem and can usually be effectively treated when problems are discovered in the early stages.

Why men choose to ignore this subject I do not know but it would be better if they did. Discussion of potential problems would encourage more men to get checks and would no doubt save many lives that might otherwise be lost.

There is nothing like ignorance for allowing things to develop and ignorance of some of the symptoms of prostate related health issues means that many men will leave visiting their doctor for too long and can lead to greater problems to be dealt with.

The prosate is not normally a problem for men until they reach middle age. Typically problems are most likely to appear once a man gets over fifty. The most common problem is that the prostate grows in size over time and this can lead to pressure on the parts of the body that are located next to it.

Cancer of the prostate is surprisingly common though it is frequently not considered severe enough to treat and a watching brief is maintained by your doctors but if treatment is required then early diagnosis of problems can enable effective treatment in the majority of cases.

Early diagnosis of prostate problems can lead to very successful treatment so you can see why you should speak to your doctor about prostate checkups and examinations so that if a problem does occur it can be caught early and dealt with in the most appropriate way. You might consider discussing the prostate with your male friends too. It could save their life.
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