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Things you should know about prostate cancer

Prostate cancer affects every man differently

What is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer only affects men and is a tumour (or growth of cells) that starts in the prostate gland.

Prostate cancer mainly affects men over 50, and your risk increases with age.

Your chance of getting prostate cancer is doubled if your father or a brother has had prostate cancer.

Learn more about prostate cancer here.



What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

Symptoms of prostate cancer can include problems with peeing but many men with prostate cancer have no symptoms. Learn more here.

How do you get checked for prostate cancer?

Testing for prostate cancer has a number of steps. Learn more here.

Can you tell if you have prostate cancer without a check?

No. Many men with prostate cancer have no symptoms, and symptoms such as difficulty peeing may not relate to prostate cancer. Learn more here.

Deciding to get checked for prostate cancer

Making a decision to get checked or not to get checked for prostate cancer is different for every man. Before making a decision, it's good to know the benefits and risks of getting checked. Learn more here.

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