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Health with Dr. Paula: Prostate cancer awareness

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and is very deadly because there are no signs or symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer. (Source: WTVM) September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and is very deadly because there are no signs or symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer. (Source: WTVM)

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) – September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness month, and is very deadly because there are no signs or symptoms in the early stages of prostate cancer.

Dr. Paula Walker-King stopped by to raise awareness and talked about the symptoms and risk factors.

Advanced symptoms of prostate cancer include:

-trouble/frequent urinating

-blood in urine or semen

-lower back pain

-discomfort in the pelvic area

Risk factors for prostate cancer include:

-50 years of age or older

-African Americans are more likely to be diagnosed

-family history of prostate cancer

You can help prevent prostate cancer by getting routine screenings at age 50 as well as exercising regularly. Click here for more information on Prostate Cancer.

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