La Crosse doctors raise awareness about common cancer for men

This year, more than 34,000 men will die from prostate cancer according to the American Cancer Society

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) – This year, more than 34,000 men will die from prostate cancer. That’s according to the American Cancer Society.

Doctors at Mayo Clinic Health System in La Crosse are reminding people about the most common cancer among men over 65 years old. Old age, family history, race, and obesity are factors for increased risk of prostate cancer.

Symptoms of prostate cancer
· Trouble urinating.
· Decreased force in the stream of urine.
· Blood in the urine.
· Blood in the semen.
· Bone pain.
· Losing weight without trying.
· Erectile dysfunction.

Doctors say the goal is to find cancer before a person develops symptoms. The five-year survival rate for most people when prostate cancer didn’t spread is nearly 100 percent. For people diagnosed with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the five-year survival rate is 30 percent.

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