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Men's Health

"British men are paying the price for neglecting their health: more than 100,000 men a year die prematurely.

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." Find out more

Prostate Cancer
Each year about 36,000 men in the UK are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer in men. It mainly affects men aged over 50.

The prostate gland 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 it is important to arrange an appointment to see your GP.

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

Testicular Cancer
Testicular cancer, though the most common cancer in young men, it is still quite rare. With 2000 new cases being diagnosed each year, this makes it the biggest cause of cancer related death in 15 - 35-year-old males. It accounts for around 70 deaths a year within the UK alone.

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.

If you have any of the above symptoms this does not mean that you are experiencing testicular cancer however it is very important that you arrange an appointment to see your GP.

Breast Cancer
Although this is rare in men it is still something that can occur.  See the below NHS link for more infromation

Sexual Problems
It is estimated that one man in every ten has a problem related to sex.  A common problem is premature ejaculation or erectile dysfunction.  There is help and advice available.

NHS Conditions and Treatments

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