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Prostate cancer symptoms: The time you go to the bathroom could indicate the disease


Prostate cancer can be hard to identify, as it doesn’t usually cause any symptoms. However, if the tumour presses on a certain tube, symptoms can begin to appear.

Macmillan Cancer Support explains that the prostate is a gland that produces semen.

It’s the size of a walnut, divided into two lobes, and grows bigger as men age.

The gland is located below the bladder, and in front of the back passage (rectum).

Medically known as nocturia, the condition involves waking up more than once each night to go to the bathroom.

The Urology Care Foundation commented: “[People] should be able to sleep for six to eight hours during the night without needing to use the bathroom.

“It’s important to remember that nocturia is a sign of something going on in our bodies.”

For instance, prostate cancer. Although it could be a sign of an enlarged prostate.

Amid the coronavirus pandemic, Cancer Research UK has some sage advice for those concerned they may be showing signs of cancer.

“If you have symptoms of cancer you should still contact your doctor and go to any appointments you have,” the charity begun.

“Spotting cancer early means treatment is more likely to be successful.”

GPS are still able to make urgent referrals to specialists or for tests if they are concerned you may have cancer.



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