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How can I know if I have prostate cancer?

Only a medical professional can tell you with certainty whether you have prostate cancer, as the symptoms of the disease often resemble the signs of less severe conditions.

1 in 9 men will develop prostate cancer during their lifetime in the United States. However, in the early stage, prostate cancer is asymptomatic. When it progresses, you will experience symptoms such as frequent urination, blood in the urine, pain during urination, erectile dysfunction, and blood in the seminal fluid.

However, these symptoms may also indicate other conditions and diseases affecting the prostate. Therefore, only after being examined by a medical specialist will you know for sure whether you have prostate cancer or another disease.

If you experience the aforementioned symptoms, please seek medical attention immediately, as you may indeed suffer from prostate cancer and are going to need prompt treatment to keep it under control.

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Source: https://www.cedars-sinai.edu/Education/Medical-Library/