Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers for men, affecting roughly 1 out of every 7 men over the course of his lifetime – and because it’s so common, it’s important to raise awareness about the signs, symptoms, and prevention methods. September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and as a leading provider of radiation therapy treatments in the Phoenix, AZ area, we at Phoenix CyberKnife wanted to do our part by listing a few of the symptoms, warning signs, and steps for preventing prostate cancer.
Unfortunately, prostate cancer often won’t display any symptoms until a late stage of the cancer – and that means it’s especially important to know the warning signs. While every case of cancer will be different, these are a few of the most common symptoms and warning signs of prostate cancer:
Any of these warning signs should be taken seriously, but in addition to watching out for symptoms, it’s important to take preventive steps towards diagnosing and treating prostate cancer. All men over age 50 should have annual prostate cancer screenings with their doctor – that’s the best way to detect prostate cancer early on, before it gets too serious and when treatment is still most effective. By maintaining a consistent schedule of preventive screenings and keeping a watchful eye for warning signs, you can give yourself the best chance possible for beating prostate cancer in the long run.
Prevention and early detection are always the best options for fighting prostate cancer – but if you or a loved one are ever diagnosed, Phoenix CyberKnife is here to help. As a state-of-the-art radiation oncology clinic serving the greater Phoenix area, we proudly provide revolutionary noninvasive treatments like the CyberKnife system. Contact us today to find out more about how we can design a comprehensive, personalized treatment plan to help you beat prostate cancer – or any other cancer, for that matter – on your own terms.