Prostate cancer is the second leading type of cancer in men behind skin cancer and is one of the primary causes of death among men of all races. It is estimated that approximately twenty-seven thousand nine hundred and seventy men will die from prostate cancer in the United States alone. Despite these numbers, prostate cancer is highly treatable if it is caught during the early stages of the disease. Here are the visual signs to look out for.
Although there are no real warning signs of early prostate cancer, frequent urination may be an indication of swelling or pressure on the prostate gland. This occurs when a tumor has formed and puts pressure on the prostate gland, resulting in the urge to urinate more often than normal, especially at night. In some cases, frequent urination is a sign that the tumor has spread beyond the prostate or may entirely encompass the gland.