Prostate Cancer in the Elderly

Cancer is a serious risk for any patient of any age, but the risk of prostate cancer in particular greatly increases as patients age. While prostate can rarely be found in women, it is mainly found in men above the age of 40 and is the most deadly cancer in men over the age of 75. Usually a PSA blood test is done to detect early stages of prostate cancer before symptoms begin to show. Many signs of prostate cancer involve the urine, including bloody urine or semen, delayed urine stream, urine leakage, and straining when urinating. For more information about prostate cancer, refer to these recent journal articles and case reports:

Screening and Management of Prostate Cancer in the Elderly

Prostate-Specific Antigen Prostate Cancer Screening: Answers to the Critical Questions

Please visit Annals of Long-Term Care for further information about Prostate Cancer as well as other medical conditions.

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