Both breast cancer and prostate cancer are a terrible challenge to face. Will the U.S follow the same path as other countries?
Each year, many people worldwide face each disease, but breast cancer is the one we hear about most in the media, here I North America. If the U.S follows the same path as the one that’s transpired in the UK though, prostate cancer may soon be the focus.
Recently, it was reported in the news that deaths from prostate cancer now outweigh those from breast cancer, in the United Kingdom. Experts are pinning it on the aging population.
In 2015, the latest year for stats, there were 11,819 deaths from prostate cancer in the UK, compared with just 11,442 from breast cancer.
It’s a close battle for sure, and one that some are saying isn’t equal. Breast cancer is still a worse sentence for women, some say, as they tend to be diagnosed earlier in life, and therefore deaths from the disease cut many women’s lives extra short. Men, on the other hand, tend to succumb to prostate cancer later in life at an older age, after having lived for some years.
What are the symptoms of prostate cancer? BBC.com sites the following:
- needing to urinate more often, especially at night
- needing to run to the toilet
- difficulty in starting to urinate
- weak urine flow or taking a long time while urinating
- feeling your bladder has not emptied fully
If you think something’s not right, contact your doctor now for a professional opinion.
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