Know the symptoms of prostate cancer, urge Redbridge doctors for awareness month

Doctors are urging men to be aware of the symptoms of prostate cancer after 138 Redbridge residents were diagnosed with the disease in year.

The drive coincides with the start of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month on Saturday.

Charity Prostate Cancer UK said it is the most common cancer in men, with one in eight diagnosed with it at some point in their lives.

Anyone over the age of 50, men with a family history of relatives with prostate or breast cancer and black men are more likely to be at risk.

Dr Anil Mehta, chairman of Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group, said the disease is becoming more common.

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He added: “It’s really important you visit your doctor if you experience difficulties in urinating, or feel you cannot control your bladder, as an early diagnosis will lead to faster treatment.”

A healthy diet and active lifestyle can reduce the risk of developing health problems, he said.

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