Prostate cancer

Posted on January 6, 2011


Prostate cancer affects thousands of males each year. It is the third most common cause of the death from cancer in men of all ages, but is rare in men younger than 40. Some symptoms include:

  • problems passing urine such as pain difficulty starting or stopping the stream, or dribbling.
  • low back pain.
  • pain with ejaculation.

There is treatment available, such as radiation therapy, surgery, chemotherapy or control of hormones that affect the cancer, but may be dependent on the current stage of the cancer.  As with many diseases, proper screening and testing is timely and should be done regularly. For more information on prostate cancer visit here or call  the Mayors Health Line 617 534 5050 for further information, fact sheets, or information on finding a healthcare provider to assist with your needs.