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PROSTATE CANCER

PROSTATE CANCER

Prostate cancer is a health concern with statistics on the rise in South Africa. On average, five South African men die from prostate cancer every day, with more than 4,300 South African men newly diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.1

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EARLY DETECTION OF PROSTATE CANCER MAY SAVE LIVES

Frequently need to pass urine
Difficulty or inability to pass urine
Blood in semen or urine
Slow or weak urine stream

GET TESTED TODAY

SYMPTOMS OF PROSTATE CANCER CAN INCLUDE:2

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LOWER BACK PAIN

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DISCOMFORT IN
PELVIC AREA

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SWELLING IN LEGS

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HIP OR UPPER
THIGH PAIN

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WEIGHT LOSS

RISK FACTORS FOR PROSTATE CANCER CAN INCLUDE:3

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+ 45 YEARS

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DRINKING ALCOHOL

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FAMILY HISTORY

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SMOKING

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OBESITY

References: 1 Prostate Cancer – the facts http://mensfoundation.co.za/mens-health/prostate-cancer/ accessed October 2020. 2. Cancer Association of South Africa (CANSA) Fact Sheet and Position Statement on Prostate Cancer. 3. Prostate Cancer Diagnostic and treatment guidelines, The Prostate Cancer Foundation of South Africa, Publication Date: June 2013