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Prostate Cancer Symptoms: Don't Push The Panic Button Just Yet
wartson posted:
If you are experiencing prostate cancer symptoms, you may be at the point where you're looking up everything online, freaking out, and not sure what to do. But don't push the "panic button" just yet. There is always a good chance what you're experiencing has nothing to do with cancer whatsoever.
Here is why:
There are a lot of different prostate cancer symptoms.
Many of them include things like finding blood in your urine when you go to the bathroom. Or, even finding blood in your semen after having sex. You might also be having troubles peeing -- where you can't get a stream started very easily. And even if you do get it started, it just trickles out, weak and dribbling.
You could also be having sexual dysfunction, too.
But, guess what?
While all these are signs of prostate cancer, they are also prostate symptoms that could indicate other (non life threatening) problems.
It could simply be an enlarged prostate (i.e. BPH).
Or maybe a prostate infection -- also called prostatitis.
In fact, all of these prostate problems symptoms are interchangeable.
Many of the same symptoms of enlarged prostate are the same as symptoms of prostatitis.
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JohnCareey responded:
It doesn't matter what kind of treatment you are given for this condition; if you are very pessimistic and afraid, it's most likely that you won't survive the condition. But if you are very optimistic, full of life and extremely HOPEFUL that you will survive it, then there's a more likelihood that you will survive it.
Amelia_WebMD_Staff replied to JohnCareey's response:
I heard a great quote the other day from a band whose bass player was just diagnosed with cancer.

They said with his "legendarily willful disposition ... it might just be cancer that has the problem."

Stay strong and positive! It does matter!

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