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Prostate_Cancer_PSA_1_ - Being aware of signs and symptoms...

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Medical Terminology Chapter 7 Male Reproductive System In American Men, prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death. More than 70% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over 65. The prostate gland is walnut-sized and is located in front of the rectum, behind the penis, and under the bladder. It contains gland cells that produce seminal fluid, which protects and nourishes sperm cells and semen. Most prostate cancers grow very slowly, but when they spread, they can do so quickly.
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Unformatted text preview: Being aware of signs and symptoms is a sure way to prevent the spread of cancer. Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer *Information compiled from the American Cancer Society website www.cancer.org Genitourinary Dysuria Increased frequency of urination Reduction in urinary stream Nocturia Hematuria Abnormal prostate on digital rectal examination Musculoskeletal Bone or joint pain Back pain Neurologic Nerve pain Bilateral lower extremity weakness Bowel or bladder dysfunction Muscle spasms Systemic Weight loss Fatigue...
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This note was uploaded on 11/22/2010 for the course HSC 2531 taught by Professor Chancey during the Spring '10 term at Santa Fe College.

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