The Facts Are
A simple blood test is highly effective in detecting the levels of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in a man’s bloodstream. Yet many physicians still suggest that the test is not 100% accurate and therefore not necessary. Few male patients will insist on it. Often overlooked is the simple fact that many serious diseases including prostate cancer show no… Read More »
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When it comes to speaking about issues occurring below the belt-line, 90% of men will ignore the subject or retreat into silence. Unlike women, who openly share life-saving information on their health with their physicians and friends, men tend to “macho up” and retreat into quiet isolation. Additional conversation is generally not an option.
The end result of this self-imposed wall of silence by men has been the re-allocation of… Read More »
To understand how to prevent prostate cancer, one must first understand what causes it. There are four major factors that influence one’s risk for developing prostate cancer.
Age: The average age at diagnosis of prostate cancer in the United States is 69 years and after that age the chance of developing prostate cancer becomes more common than any other cancer in men or women.
Race: African Americans are more likely… Read More »
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The Below The Belt Challenge
Overall men are typically reluctant to visit a doctor. If and when they decide to show up for the “dreaded encounter” most resist the prostate cancer screen.
Two of the initial screenings done for prostate cancer are a PSA blood test and a rectal exam. Privately men admit that a rectal examination — using a doctor’s finger — is invasive, embarrassing and will go to… Read More »
While we all “know” that Prostate Cancer is exclusively a man’s disease you might be surprised to discover that prostate cancer and breast cancer have a lot in common. In fact, prostate cancer in a male member of your family can be an early warning sign that you or another family members may be highly pre-disposed to developing breast cancer. Learn the
To learn more about this visit www.BreastFriends.org for… Read More »
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Did you know?
… Prostate cancer has no symptoms until the disease is advanced … If detected early, prostate cancer can be treated effectively … Over 30,000 men die of this disease each year in the U.S. … Over 2 million men in U.S. today living with prostate cancer … In 8 years, 4+ million men will be impacted as baby boomers age
If men truly understood the real danger… Read More »
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