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Prostate Cancer And How An Assisted Living Facility Can Save Your Life

Prostate cancer is a deadly disease, especially if it’s not treated during the early stages of growth. However the early stages of prostate cancer can be difficult to decipher since there are virtually no symptoms. By the time the symptoms of prostate cancer are prominent the cancer has progressed rapidly and the cancerous tumor starts interfering with the urinary tract. Once the tumor has grown to this stage, the cancer is considered to be malignant. With age the risk of prostate cancer increases. By planning to live in an assisted living facility in your senior years you could in fact live longer. Assisted living facilities constantly monitor symptoms and medical conditions of their seniors to make sure they can provide effective treatments. Assisted living facilities provide a range of recreational activities and medical care for their residents.

Men with prostate cancer may also experience symptoms but overlook them because the symptoms are relatively small problems. For this reason, it’s important that men visit their doctor whenever they suspect even the smallest abnormalities. Senior citizens have trouble traveling and getting around as they grow older. They may not be able to visit their doctor as often as they require. Seniors that join an assisted living facility have the benefit of medical care coming directly to them. Specifically, the importance of a PSA blood test cannot be overemphasized. Such experts generally agree that the PSA is the best indicator of prostate cancer or abnormalities with the prostate gland. Services that offer these blood tests can be performed not only at your local hospital, but at your local nursing or assisted living facility.

Early Prostate Cancer Symptoms:

An increased frequency of urination, especially at night
Slow start of urination and taking a long time to empty the bladder
Blood in the urine or a urinary infection

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It’s these symptoms that are caused by the interference of the tumor with urinary functions of the body. Other early stage symptoms may include erectile dysfunction, pain upon ejaculating, and blood in the semen. You should visit a doctor immediately if you have experienced any of these symptoms. Although the symptoms of prostate cancer can reflect common conditions that are nothing close to serious, the assurance of a doctor is priceless.

Advanced Prostate Cancer Symptoms:

Soreness in the lower back and pelvis, upper thighs
Sudden failure to be able to urinate
Numbness in the legs, and sometimes arms that prevents them from being moved
Extreme bone soreness

While these symptoms could indicate an advanced stage of prostate cancer, they could also be symptoms of other medical conditions such as arthritis, lumbar disc disease, or benign tumors. A visit to your doctor or joining an assisted living facility can provide you the assurance you need. Knowing that your medical conditions and symptoms are being constantly monitored you and your family can rest easy.

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About The Author: Gloria Ha’o Schneider is an expert in senior citizen and baby boomer issues. Her topics revolve around Senior Living and Healthcare to provide the latest information to this demographic as well as their families and loved ones.

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