6 Important Facts Young Men Need to Know About Prostate Cancer

by Ben Ong
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An enlarged prostate is one of the most common health problems for men over the age of 50. As you age, you are more likely to develop an enlarged prostate and more than 90% of men over age 80 have this condition. However, while this is a condition often associated with older men, younger men can also be affected. Here are 6 important facts that young men need to know about prostate cancer.

1) It’s actually very common

Prostate cancer is a lot more common than most men realise. In fact, it is the most-common form of non-skin cancer amongst men. After lung cancer, it is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death amongst men.

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In the United States of America, there are currently more than 3 million individuals living with this cancer. Each year, of these 3 million people, roughly 27,000 men sadly lose their lives as a result of this disease.

2) Prostate cancer does not just affect older men

One of the most common misconceptions surrounding prostate cancer, is that it is a disease that primarily affects older men. Now, statistically, age is indeed a leading cause of prostate cancer, as you will be 90% more likely to suffer from the disease if you are aged 55 or above.

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That, however, does not mean that younger men cannot get the disease too. In fact, recent studies show increase in incidence of prostate cancer in young males. There is still a 10% chance of you being affected by prostate cancer if you are under the age of 55. Basically, the message we’re trying to put across here, is that you should never assume that you are immune from prostate cancer.

3) It’s important to catch it early

As is the case with all other forms of cancer, it is absolutely essential that you catch the cancer as early as possible. When caught early, prostate cancer cure rates are close to 99%. Now, there are a number of ways in which prostate cancer can be detected. Yes, one of which is a rectal examination that a lot of men are put off by, but in truth these examinations have saved thousands, if not hundreds of thousands, of lives over the years.


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There are now other ways to test for prostate cancer, including blood tests. No matter how inconvenient the test may seem, or how awkward or uncomfortable you may find it, the truth is that one of these examinations could potentially save your life, so suck it up and go visit your GP as soon as you can.

There are now other ways to test for prostate cancer, including blood tests. No matter how inconvenient the test may seem, or how awkward or uncomfortable you may find it, the truth is that one of these examinations could potentially save your life, so suck it up and go visit your GP as soon as you can.

4) High-risk males should be screened early

If you have a history of prostate cancer in the family, it’s important that you speak to your doctor and arrange for a screening early.

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Men with a high-risk of suffering with prostate cancer are three times more likely to develop prostate cancer than men with no history of the disease in their family.

On average, experts recommend that men with a normal risk of developing prostate cancer, should be screened once they hit 50, men at a higher risk of the disease should be screened by the time they are 45 years of age.

5) There are no obvious signs of early prostate cancer

Another reason why so many men are negatively affected by prostate cancer is because of the fact that the disease has no obvious warning signs in its early stages. Some men will therefore believe that all is fine, because in their heads, they would know if something was wrong with them.

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Now, as the disease progresses and intensifies, a few warning signs do appear, with frequent urination, blood in the urine, erectile dysfunction, and trouble urinating all being common symptoms.

In its early stages though, there are no obvious symptoms at all. Again, this is why prostate cancer screening amongst younger men is so important.

6) Prostate cancer can be more dangerous to younger men

Finally, the last fact that you need to know about prostate cancer in young men, is the fact that it can be more dangerous in younger men. Research has shown that the number of younger men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased nearly 6-fold in the last 20 years, and that the disease is more likely to be aggressive in these younger men.  A lot of people believe that you are more likely to make a full recovery from prostate cancer if you are younger, because you’re likely to be fitter and healthier.

prostate cancer facts

The truth however is that you are more likely to potentially lose your life as a result of prostate cancer if you are younger.  Younger men don’t undergo PSA tests and rectal exams until the recommended age of about 50 years old. As a result, if aggressive prostate cancer is eventually diagnosed in men younger than 55, it has often already progressed to a later-stage cancer, making it more difficult to treat.  

Although prostate cancer typically affects men over the age of 50, it is still important to be aware of the potential risks.  Developing prostate cancer at a young age is often more aggressive, however if caught early enough, and treated accordingly, you can still make a full recovery.

6 Important Facts Young Men Need to Know About Prostate Cancer
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  1. James Brook

    started on your prostate treatment for 5 days now can you please let me
    know when I should see an improvement.
    Regards.
    Jim Brook

    • Ben Ong

      Hi James, for some men results have happened very quickly, within a few weeks. For others, it may take much longer, depending on their individual circumstances. That’s why we usually advise taking it for 90 days, and ensuring you are following a healthy diet, with regular exercise, in order to see the best possible results. If you have any further questions or require any advice please get in touch with [email protected]

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  3. John

    I have had prostate cancer for about 3 years. I am turning 63 years old tomorrow. The doctor told me it was the non aggressive type. He called it a “garden variety” cancer. I have been taking Total Health, Prostate Healer, and Prostate Power for over a couple of years now. I still pee about 5 times a night. It got better for a while and the it got bad again. Because I am peeing so much I am now taking Flomax, which I tried to avoid by taking your supplements.
    First, I wanted to know, do you recommend getting another biopsy or no? I have been waiting because I think it can leak cancer cells outside of the prostate when they perform another biopsy. I think that can be worse by contaminating the rest of my body. And do you feel there is anything I can do about the frequent urination other than Flomax? Since I have been taking Flomax, I only pee 2, maybe 3 times a night.

    • Ben Ong

      Hi John, an MRI scan is a safer procedure than a biopsy. It is important that you only have the scan on a 3 Tesla machine, which is the latest technology and is a higher resolution. That would certainly tell you if you have any prostate cancer which has spread to nearby organs or bones. It will also show up any shadows within your prostate, which could be showing early-stage cancer but the shadows could also be something else. So an MRI is only an indication, also not definitive. However if there is no sign of prostate cancer, that would be definitive and could spare you from any further expenses.

      You should set a stop time for your liquid intake preferably at 6:00 pm in order to reduce your need to go or even eliminate it. Also consider taking Ben’s Prostate Power alongside Total Health to reduce nigh time urination. You can learn more about these supplements on our website=> https://www.bensnaturalhealth.com/?nouk=1 . If you have any further questions or require more information please get in touch with our support team at [email protected] and we will be happy to assist you.

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