Don’t be shy, don’t be nervous or ashamed and don’t ignore the symptoms. The histologic prevalence of BPH (Enlargement of the Prostate) is approximately 10% for men in their 30s and 20% for men in their 40s. It reaches 50% to 60% for men in their 60s, and it goes up to 80% to 90% for men in their 70s and 80s.
Symptoms of enlarged prostate can include:
• A weak or slow urinary stream
• A feeling of incomplete bladder emptying
• Difficulty starting urination
• Frequent urination
• Urgency to urinate
• Getting up frequently at night to urinate
• A urinary stream that starts and stops
• Straining to urinate
• Continued dribbling of urine
• Returning to urinate again minutes after finishing
What Is Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)?
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (or Enlargement) refers to the most common non-malignant growth of the prostate observed very commonly in aging men.
Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer
Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2018 are:
• About 164,690 new cases of prostate cancer
• About 29,430 deaths from prostate cancer
Risk of prostate cancer
About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Prostate cancer develops mainly in older men and in African-American men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.
Deaths from prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer. About 1 man in 41 will die of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
The Global Prostate Cancer Market is expected to reach $78.98 billion by the end of 2021 growing at a CAGR of around 9.7% from 2016 to 2021. Prostate cancer is an advancement of cancer in the prostate, a gland present in the male reproductive system which exists directly under the bladder in front of the rectum. The cancer cells may spread from the prostate to the other parts of the body, viz. the bones and lymph nodes. In the later stages of cancer it can cause difficulty in urination, blood in the urine, etc. Old age, family history and race are some of the factors that increase the risk of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is most of the times diagnosed by biopsy.
For additional information please visit, the Prostate Cancer Foundation at www.pcf.org