MEN'S HEALTH

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On average, men go to their GP half as often as women. It's important to be aware of changes to your health, and to see your GP immediately if you notice something that's not right.


Prostate Cancer

In Ireland, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, after skin cancer. Each year about 2,500 new cases of prostate cancer are diagnosed. This means that 1 in 12 Irishmen will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. Although there are many men with this disease, most men do not die from it.

Symptoms

  • difficulty in starting to pass urine

  • a weak, sometimes intermittent flow of urine

  • dribbling of urine before and after urinating

  • a frequent or urgent need to pass urine

  • rarely, blood in your urine or semen and pain when passing urine

These symptoms aren't always caused by prostate cancer but if you have them, see your GP.

Find out more about the symptoms, causes and diagnosis of prostate cancer by using the resources below.

Resources

Irish Cancer Society - Prostate Cancer

HSE - Prostate Cancer


Testicular Cancer

Testicular cancer is quite rare, but it is the most common cancer found in young men aged between 15 and 34 years. Each year about 164 men are diagnosed with testicular cancer in Ireland. This number has been growing over the past few years.

What to Look Out For

The most common symptom of testicular cancer is swelling or a pea-sized lump in one of the testes (balls). There is no current screening test therefore it is important that you look out for the following signs and symptoms.

  • A dull ache, or sharp pain, in your testicles, or scrotum, which may come and go

  • A feeling of heaviness in your scrotum

  • A dull ache in your lower abdomen

  • A sudden collection of fluid in your scrotum

  • Fatigue, and generally feeling unwell.

Resources

Irish Cancer Society - Information on Testicular Cancer

HSE - Testicular Cancer

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