Prostate Cancer

To learn more about prostate cancer, you can access information from the National Cancer Institute below.

To view prostate cancer booklets and/or download for use in your planner, please select from the options below.

ASCO Answers Fact Sheet
ASCO Answers Fact Sheet in Spanish
NCCN Guidelines for Patients Booklet
CancerCare Treatment Update Booklet: Metastatic Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer – Did You Know?

  • Early prostate cancer may be asymptomatic, but is usually found early through screening. The most common signs and symptoms of more advanced prostate cancer include: urination issues  (slow/weak urine stream or need to urinate often), blood in the urine or semen, trouble getting an erection, pain in the hips, back or chest, weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, and/or loss of bladder or bowel control.1
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  • Risk factors associated with prostate cancer include age, race/ethnicity and family history.  The risk of prostate cancer increases after the age of 50. Prostate cancer is more prevalent in Black, as well as Caribbean men of African ancestry than in men of other races. Although most prostate cancers occur in men with no family history, it does run in some families.2
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  • Connecting with other people that have prostate cancer online, in person and/or via telephone can help you learn about your condition and provide you with support.

 

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