Breast cancer often goes undetected because symptoms may not appear until the cancer is advanced. Because of this, women should have routine screenings, such as mammograms, and conduct self-exams on a regular basis. Symptoms of breast cancer can be different in each woman. A woman may experience any number of symptoms, such as lumps in the breast, swelling, a rash or skin changes. It is also possible to have no symptoms at all. Some of these symptoms can also signal other conditions, many less serious than breast cancer. There are, however, a number of signs that may appear and should signal the need for medical attention: Breast pain Breast pain in itself does not necessarily indicate a reason to seek medical attention, especially if you are experiencing breast pain in both breasts. If there is pain in one breast, or if the pain is persistent or continues to increase, you should speak to your doctor. Cysts Many women deve...
Symptoms Prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms in the early stages. As the malignancy spreads, it may constrict the urethra and cause urinary problems. Urine flows from the kidney through the ureters into the urinary bladder where it is temporarily stored. As the bladder becomes distended with urine, nerve impulses from the bladder signal the brain that it is full, giving the individual the urge to void. By voluntarily relaxing the sphincter muscle around the urethra, the bladder can be emptied of urine. Urine then flows out through the urethra. Later Stage Urinary Symptoms Later-stage urinary symptoms may include: Weak urinary stream Inability to urinate Blood in the urine Interruption of urinary stream (stopping and starting) Frequent urination (especially at night) Pain or burning during urination Although advanced prostate cancer can cause these symptoms, they are more commonly caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia and other non-cancerous conditions. Late Stage General Symptoms Significa...
My father's case of prostate cancer was discovered by chance: he exhibited no initial symptoms. This is fairly typical in older men, since prostate cancer often grows slowly and causes no problems until it is quite advanced. Regardless, it STILL is a form of carcinoma and there are some more aggresssive forms that can spread rapidly.
The prostate itself is a walnut-shaped gland that encompasses the male urethra and it produces seminal fluid which nourishes and transports sperm for reproduction. A proliferation in cancer cells can affect sperm production, urinary functionings, and erectile abilities.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Knowing the signs and symptoms of prostate cancer--if any are exhibited--can help to determine the course(s) of action and eventual treatment(s.)
As mentioned above, symptoms may not be noticeable until the cancer is more advanced, although more aggressive forms may reveal signs quite soon. Some of the common signs of prostate cancer include:
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