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What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?
When the prostate gland normally increases in size with age, it can produce some urinary symptoms which are easily identifiable. The symptoms produced by prostate cancer can be similar to those of a normally enlarged prostate. These are:
Other symptoms such as pain in other parts of the body, particularly in the spine and the area of the hips can be seen in patients whose prostate cancer has spread to the bones. If you have any of the above symptoms, it is important that you have them checked by your doctor. Prostate cancer may not produce any symptoms in the early stages.
Prostate cancer is generally a cancer that manifests among the elderly age group. The risk of getting the cancer increases with age.
About 5-10% of all prostate cancer cases are genetically linked, which means the cancer occurs due to inheritance of faulty genes in families.
A diet low in vegetables and fruit and high in animal fats may be a risk factor for prostate cancer.