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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

1st March 2024

March marks the start of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and at ISC we want to raise awareness and ensure any symptoms are checked out and dealt with early. With prostate cancer being one of the most common cancers in men worldwide, early detection is crucial for successful treatment outcomes.

Prostate cancer can come with various symptoms, and being vigilant about these signs can lead to timely intervention and potentially life-saving treatment. Among the symptoms to watch out for are:

  1. Difficulty starting urination: Struggling to start urination could be an early indicator of prostate issues.
  2. Weak or interrupted flow of urine: Changes in the strength or consistency of the urine stream may signal underlying prostate problems.
  3. Urinating often, especially at night: Frequent urination, particularly during the night, could be a red flag for prostate issues and should not be dismissed lightly.
  4. Trouble emptying the bladder completely: If you find it challenging to completely empty your bladder, it might be indicative of prostate concerns.
  5. Pain or burning during urination: Discomfort or a burning sensation during urination warrants attention and further investigation.
  6. Blood in the urine or semen: The presence of blood in bodily fluids should never be ignored and requires prompt medical evaluation.
  7. Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn’t go away: Persistent pain in these areas, especially when coupled with other symptoms, could be indicative of prostate cancer.
  8. Painful ejaculation: Any pain or discomfort experienced during ejaculation should prompt a visit to a healthcare professional.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month serves as a reminder for men to prioritise their health and well-being by staying informed, recognising potential symptoms, and seeking medical attention when needed. By raising awareness and fostering proactive healthcare practices, we can strive towards better outcomes in the fight against prostate cancer.

People are at the heart of everything we do at ISC and the GRS Group and we are here to support our staff in every way possible.

For more information on prostate cancer, please visit the NHS website.

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