September is National Prostate Health Month; a month to celebrate those who have overcome the disease and make others more aware of it. During September, you will find many places where you can educate yourself about prostate cancer and get easy and affordable screenings.
What Is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is a cancer that affects the gland in men which produces seminal fluid to nurtures and transports sperm. It is one of the most prevalent types of cancer in men and can easily become serious when it begins to spread to surrounding areas because it is considered an aggressive form of cancer. This means it can spread quickly and sometimes with no warning. That is why it is so important that adult men know their bodies and get regular screenings.
What Are The Signs And Symptoms?
There is a chance that prostate cancer in early stages can cause no symptoms. This means that an exam is the only way to detect this kind of cancer early, for the optimum results of treatment. However, there are sometimes symptoms, especially when the disease worsens.
- Bone Pain
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Blood In Semen
- Pelvic Pain And Discomfort
- Trouble Urinating
How Can I Get Involved?
Many US organizations, libraries, health clinics, and hospitals hold events for prostate cancer awareness during the month of September. Your local city or county should have a website available with a list of events where you can get involved in many ways. Volunteering at these events, going to an educational class, or getting a prostate cancer screening, are all ways that you can help yourself and help others the month of September.