This becomes especially relevant with your male patients of a certain age. With such a large population of Baby Boomers and Gen X, aging prostate cancer may become more common.
But there are many options to recommend for maintaining a healthy prostate, no matter what your age.
Why caring about prostate cancer matters
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men behind skin cancer. And while it can affect men of all ages, the average age at diagnosis is 66.1 This means that you should be talking with your male patients about their general risk, but paying extra attention to your older male patients.
While prostate cancer is a serious disease, it is not fatal for most men who are diagnosed. A key part of this is early detection.
Signs of prostate cancer
Early detection starts with knowing the signs of symptoms of prostate cancer. Some early symptoms include weak urine flow, frequent urination, burning while urination or blood in the urine or semen.2
More advanced symptoms include swelling in the legs or pelvic area, numbness in the pelvis or hips or bone pain that ...