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Should I get tested if am not showing any signs of prostate cancer?

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Dear Doc,

I have no problem urinating and there is no blood in the urine. Can I feel assured that my prostate is okay?{{more}}

Wayne

Dear Wayne,

Never be fooled by feeling good and not having symptoms. The only way to know about the health of your prostate is to have it examined by your doctor.

Signs and symptoms like difficulty urinating and having blood in the urine can have no relationship to prostate cancer and if they did, it would relate to a far advanced cancer. It is important that we make a diagnosis of prostate cancer at the earliest stage, long before there are signs and symptoms. Earlier diagnosis has the best outcomes, as management is easier with a possibility of cures.

There are other conditions of the prostate, bladder and kidneys that can present with difficulty passing urine or results with blood being passed with the urine which have no relation to prostate cancer. Only after proper examination by your doctor can prostate cancer be diagnosed. Have your prostate examined annually.

Doc

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