QCS Launches ‘Be moustache.. check “ campaign

QATAR Cancer Society (QCS) has launched ‘Be moustache ..check 2 “ campaign to raise awareness about prostate cancer, which is the second most common cancer in men in Qatar and the world, and the fifth biggest cause of deaths in men from cancer globally.

QCS organized awareness lectures and workshops involving various sectors in the country to raise people’s awareness of the symptoms of the disease, the factors responsible for it, as well as methods of prevention and cure of the disease.

‘Worldwide, more than 1 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 300,000 die of the disease in 2012. In U.S.A, About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime’.

Prostate cancer begins when cells in the prostate gland start to grow uncontrollably. The prostate is a gland found only in males. The prostate is a gland located in the lower urinary tract, under the bladder and around the urethra , he added .

Early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms. More advanced prostate cancers sometimes cause symptoms. In most cases, symptoms are caused by benign prostatic enlargement, or an infection. Because of this it is important that you see a doctor to understand what causes the symptoms ‘ Problems urinating, including a weak or interrupted urinary flow, pain while urinating, inability to urinate, sense of incompletely emptying the bladder, intense need to urinate, or the need to urinate more often, especially at night , Blood in the urine or semen , Erection problems , Pain in the hips, back (spine), chest (ribs), or other areas from cancer that has spread to bones , Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, or even loss of bladder or bowel control from cancer pressing on the spinal cord and nerves.

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