What Is Prostate Cancer? Questions We Don’t Want To Ask!

If you were to ask people to describe men or the notion of manliness, you would get a lot of responses. However, you would get a lot of responses along a similar theme. There is sometimes an idea of man as being a creature that ploughs on regardless, who doesn’t stop to ask, and who certainly doesn’t stop to read instructions before wiring a toaster or constructing a flat pack cupboard.

In the present day, this notion of manliness is outdated, and it is important that men inform themselves of vital details in life. There is nothing brave or sensible about being ill-informed or ignorant of what is happening to you. In this regard, it is important that men take prostate cancer seriously. Here are some of the questions you may not want to ask but it is vital that you know the answer too.

What symptoms should I look out for?

Spotting symptoms associated with prostate cancer is important, so be on the lookout for these aspects:

  • Suffering pain or a burning sensation when urinating
  • Having trouble urinating
  • Having trouble starting or stopping when urinating
  • Having an increased urge to urinate at night
  • A loss of bladder control
  • A decrease in speed or flow of urine
  • Blood in your urine

Being aware of these symptoms helps because the earlier prostate cancer is diagnosed, the more can be done to remove it effectively.

If a family member had prostate cancer, am I more likely to get prostate cancer?

If your father or brother has had prostate cancer, you will be two and a half times more likely to get prostate cancer than a man with no family history of prostate cancer. Your chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer are also greater if:

  • Your father or brother was younger than 60 when they were diagnosed
  • You have more than one close relative who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer

Does drinking alcohol increase my chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Every so often there will be media scare stories about certain products or activities increasing your chances of being diagnosed with cancer. There are no studies which suggest that drinking alcohol has any link to prostate cancer by itself. However, give that many people put on weight partly due to their alcohol consumption, alcohol consumption may have a role to play in your overall health.

This creates the need to be aware of the importance of a healthy lifestyle. Being overweight causes many problems and your chances of being diagnosed with prostate cancer will increase when you are overweight. Therefore, you may want to be mindful of your alcohol consumption.

There are many scare stories that try to warn people off from certain things but by themselves, drinking alcohol or even masturbation haven’t been proven to directly cause cancer. Enjoy yourself in moderation appears to the best tip.

With the new football season starting in earnest, you’ll see many managers and the loudmouths on Soccer Saturday wearing a badge on their lapel that looks like a man. It does, and it is to increase awareness about prostate cancer. Whether you are the sort of person who takes life tips from Charlie Nicholas or not, it is vital that you take your health seriously, so make sure you are fully informed about prostate cancer.

At Beard Spunk, we are always here to ensure you look great, but we want to ensure that you are around for many years to come, so take better care of yourself as well as your beard!

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