Visit GP to get prostate cancer signs checked early

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Doctors in Sheffield are urging men to be aware of the symptoms of prostate cancer to help diagnose cases early.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month runs throughout March, and in Sheffield more than 280 new cases of the diseases are discovered each year.

Signs of problems include needing to urinate more frequently, needing to rush to the loo, passing blood and feeling the bladder hasn’t emptied fully.

About half of all men over 50 are thought to have cancer cells in their prostate - but these can stay dormant for many years.

Dr Richard Oliver, joint clinical director at NHS Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group, said: “If you are worried or have any of the symptoms, I would encourage you to visit your GP.”