Dr John D'Arcy's Battle With Prostate Cancer

With prostate cancer one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers in men in Australia, Dr John D'Arcy shares his own story to remind us all about the importance of getting checked. #Studio10

Posted by Studio 10 on Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Dr John speaks about the need for men to know their family history when it comes assessing the risk posed by prostate cancer. Dr John encourages all men to regularly check their prostate when they are over fifty years, and even younger if there is a history.

It is typically that there are no symptoms of early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms. When symptoms do occur, they may include:

  • difficulties starting and stopping urination
  • pain or a burning sensation when passing urine
  • urinating more often than usual, particularly at night
  • the feeling that the bladder can’t be fully emptied
  • dribbling urine
  • blood in the urine or semen
  • pain during ejaculation.

All of these symptoms can also be caused by conditions usually less serious than prostate cancer. Most enlargements of the prostate are benign, which means they are not cancer and can be easily treated. You should discuss any symptoms with your doctor.

For more information speak with your doctor or go to https://www.betterhealth.vic.gov.au/health/conditionsandtreatments/prostate-cancer.