The disease that kills one in every seven men

The disease that kills one in every seven men

One in seven men in Mexico dies from prostate cancer, the Alliance Uniting Forces against Prostate Cancer reported, adding that 15 men in Mexico die daily from this disease. Being more common in adults over 60 and in seven out of 10 cases, this cancer is detected late, said the former president of the Mexican Society of Oncology, Samuel Rivera. Prostate cancer is a cancer that occurs in the prostate, a small walnut-shaped gland that generates seminal fluid that feeds and transports sperm.

Prostate cancer is one of the most frequent types of cancer in men. In general, prostate cancer grows slowly and, in principle, remains limited to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious damage. However, while some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal treatment or even not need treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Prostate cancer is detected early, when it is still Limited to the prostate gland, it has a better chance of having a successful treatment.

Prostate cancer may not cause signs or symptoms in its early stages. Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms, such as: Problems urinating
 Decrease in the strength of the flow of urine
 Presence of blood in the semen
 Discomfort in the pelvic area
 Bone pain
 Erectile dysfunction
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