It is also the third deadliest cancer in the UK and the disease develops slowly, meaning many men don’t know they have it for several years.
It can be between the size of a walnut or satsuma and runs between the penis and the bladder, and around the urethra (the tube men pee and ejaculate through).
These four cancers accounted for nearly half (46%) of cancer deaths in the UK in 2014.
Most cases occur in men aged 50 or over, while prostate cancer is more common in men of African or Caribbean descent, and less common in Asian guys.
A high-calcium diet is also thought to increase your risk, while eating cooked tomatoes and Brazil nuts could lower it, but more research is needed into the effect of diet.
Nearly all prostate cancer treatments come with the unwanted side effects of erectile dysfunction and urinary incontinence, which is why many men choose to delay treatment.
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PROSTATE cancer is the most common cancer in British blokes, with more than 40,000 NEW cases diagnosed every year. It is also the third deadliest cancer in the UK and the disease develops slowly, meaning many men don’t know they have it for several …and more »
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