Prostate cancer

Updated 26 August 2014

When to call the doctor (prostatitis)

The sooner treatment is received, the better, particularly for acute forms of prostatitis. Contact your doctor as soon as you notice any symptoms.

0
The sooner treatment is received, the better, particularly for acute forms of prostatitis. Contact your doctor as soon as you notice any symptoms.

Routine prostate checks are recommended for men over 50, and those who are at high risk of prostate cancer should start at 40.

Once prostatitis is suspected, patients need to see their doctor regularly to monitor and possibly continue treatment, or change treatment if initial treatment is unsuccessful.

Prostatitis is a complex condition, and research into it continues. More info on prostatitis as well as support from medical experts and others dealing with the condition is available from www.prostatitis.org

Read more:
How can I prevent getting cancer?
I want to put an end to my impotence

 

Read Health24’s Comments Policy

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.