Doctor Manuel Torres, Physician Lead at Baptist Primary Care, uses an imaging to explain how prostate cancer can occur.
He compares the shape of the Prostate with an apple and says the rectal examination has lost a little bit of its use or need as a good intervention to try to prevent prostate cancer because when the doctor does a rectal examination he only feels the posterior part of that apple and he’s not able to palpate any of the interior. The challenge to diagnose the ill is using logical symptoms of it like the overall size of the prostate gland especially if the patient has urinary symptoms.
Prostate cancer moves slowly, he explains, that’s why it’s important to consider the risk factors such as age and family history (dad, brothers who could have the condition). The specialist recommends men over 50 go to the doctor and have a conversation about that.