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Prostate cancer blog: Prostate cancer awareness month

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Sep 21, 2005

Prostate cancer awareness month

Prostate cancer awareness monthSeptember is prostate cancer awareness month. At this time it is to be remembered that prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer that affect American men. An estimated 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.

The disease is most common in men 65 and older and among African-American males, but it's important for men over the age of 50 to have a regular prostate exam and undergo a prostate specific antigen blood test to establish a baseline PSA level so your doctor can monitor any changes.

African-American men or men with a family history of the disease should begin regular prostate screening exams at an earlier age.

Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer include changes in urinary flow (such as increased frequency, urgency or hesitancy), frequent nighttime urination, painful urination and blood in the urine.

The treatments for prostate cancer include external beam radiation therapy, radiation seed implants, proton beam therapy, hormone therapy, surgery and watchful waiting. A combination of these treatments may be ordered for the patient, depending on the diagnosis and whether the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

Mark      Return to Prostate Cancer Blog Main


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Prostate cancer
The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum in male. The tube that carries urine runs through the prostate. The prostate contains cells that make some of the seminal fluid. This fluid protects and nourishes the sperm. Prostate cancer usually starts in the gland cells of the prostate. This kind of cancer is known as adenocarcinoma. Prostate cancer is usually a slow disease, but sometimes it can grow fast and spread quickly to other organs.

Prostate cancer blog: Prostate cancer awareness month

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