As a wrap-up to November, the Evening Standard discusses five frequently asked questions regarding prostate cancer. We also hear about the case of John Savage, who recently received a diagnosis of prostate cancer after experiencing urinary troubles. Professor Hashim Ahmed notes these five tips in regards to prostate cancer and screening. Firstly, while the doctor typically will use a Prostate Specific Antigen blood test, they may also use a rectal exam and MRI to diagnose. Doctors may also take a biopsy of the prostate if the MRI shows abnormalities. It is safe to be sexually active during practice prostate cancer treatment; however, some people experience erectile difficulties. In high risk cancers, prostate cancer can lead to urinary or erectile problems if left interested. Prostate cancer may also lead to infertility through normal routes of conception.
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