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Each year, about 40,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the UK. It affects about one in eight men in the UK at some point in their lives and most cases develop in men over the age of 65.
You may reduce your risk of prostate cancer by making healthy choices, such as exercising and eating a healthy diet.
Most men with early prostate cancer don’t have any signs or symptoms. Changes may include (but are not limited to):
These symptoms can also be caused by other things that aren’t prostate cancer but it is still a good idea to get any symptoms checked by your GP.
If a doctor suspects that you may have prostate cancer, he or she will usually:
Treatment options include surgery, radiotherapy, hormone treatment and, less commonly, chemotherapy. Often a combination of two or more of these treatments is used.
The outlook for prostate cancer is varies. Some prostate cancers are slow-growing and do not affect life expectancy. On the other hand, some have already spread to other parts of the body when they are diagnosed.