Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

What Every Man, His Family and Church Should Know

We’re talking about prostate cancer symptoms today, because every American church with male members above 50 years old are probably fighting this wicked problem. Pastor, I want you to be informed so you know how to minister to them.

Not every angry “older” man struggles with this diagnosis, but you need to consider these symptoms before you just pass him off as just another unspiritual, grumpy old man. Don’t label them as “uncommitted,” “unmanly” or “weak” because they can’t attend a church program, lead a ministry or attend a small group. Their symptoms or treatment needs take priority right now.

Let’s look into prostate cancer symptoms for our men.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms

Prostate Cancer SymptomsProstate cancer really is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Can you believe it? Every year, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease. Fortunately, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable malignancies, if caught early.

Symptoms include difficulty with urination, but sometimes there are no symptoms at all.
There’s a possibility they will have no symptoms, but they might experience pain in the bones, or pain can occur during urination. Men might have difficulty starting and maintaining a steady stream of urine. Some men struggle with dribbling urine or have excessive urination at night. Men may also struggle with frequent urination. The urge to urinate or problems with leaking, urinary retention, or even a weak urinary stream are also common. Your men may also struggle with erectile dysfunction. This form of cancer sucks. Go easy on them. They didn’t sign up for this willingly.

Take a look at this Infographic above on prostate cancer symptoms.

After reviewing this, you may have more basic questions or facts needed to understand further. So, let’s dive in!

Basics About Prostate Cancer

Now that you’ve seen some prostate cancer symptoms, I’d like to point you to some basic facts about it so you get the gist. Hopefully, you won’t have to ever struggle with this problem. Perhaps this will bring understanding that will lead to compassion for your older men.

What IS the Prostate?

A man’s prostate is a walnut shaped organ that wraps around the urethra and sits directly under the bladder. It produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.
Are you ever on a long car ride with a man who frequently needs to stop to urinate? Don’t make fun of him or chastise him; let him out to urinate! He’s still manly! He may have “tiny tanks” but be sensitive to this if he’s struggling with prostate cancer symptoms. He didn’t ask for it.
Some types of prostate cancer grow slowly. In those cases, monitoring is recommended. Other types are aggressive and require radiation, surgery, hormone therapy, chemotherapy, or other treatments

Want to Know More? It’s a Beautiful Day, Here’s Some Resources!

Managing Prostate Cancer: A Guide for Living Better – Help men psychologically combat the worry, practical concerns, and the emotional and physical changes during treatment.
The Prostate Health Diet: What to Eat to Prevent and Heal Prostate Problems – This book shows you how to customize your diet for your uniqueness and optimum health. Diet is key if you want to prevent a prostate problem from happening in the first place, or if you already have a prostate disease or prostate cancer. All else pales in comparison: medications, supplements, medical treatments or devices.
Thrive, Don’t Only Survive: Dr. Geo’s Guide to Living Your Best Life Before and After Prostate Cancer – He walks you through the steps to thrive, not just be a survivor. This book delivers essential lifestyle practices to help you renew and rebuild your body despite prostate cancer.

In conclusion, understand prostate cancer symptoms and how to minister to those who fight them. Let’s keep men following Christ and making an impact on others as well as lead their families with love, nurture, strength and honor.

Why did Neil just write this blog post?

Neil wrote this post for two reasons: first, his own dad was recently diagnosed. He wanted to understand prostate cancer symptoms in order to better love on his parents. The second is because he currently serves a local cancer clinic in Idaho as oncology chaplain and wanted to serve patients better, according to their needs. Third, he’s seen firsthand the ridicule men give each other and dealt with the aftermath frustrations a prostate cancer survivor has gone through. Neil wants to help pastors overcome this trend in disrespect and disregard for our older saints.

If you’d like more information, Neil highly recommends the above resources or go to www.CancerCenter.com.


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