Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers affecting men with about 210 being diagnosed per year.

The chances of developing prostate cancer increase with age. Not everyone experiences symptoms. If there is a family history of prostate cancer, if you are over 50 years of age, a heavy smoker or experience a sudden worsening in the ability to pass urine, you should get your prostate checked. If you are concerned even without any of the above you can still get yourself checked out. Most of the symptoms men experience with the urine stream are NOT due to prostate cancer but due to a normal process of prostate growth.

May not develop any symptoms for many years. Regular check ups for men over 40 years of age, especially with a positive family history.