Archive for Monday, August 4, 2008

What to know about prostate cancer

August 4, 2008


Some statistics about prostate cancer from the National Cancer Institute:

¢ Early detection, through a yearly blood test and digital rectal exam, can increase survival rates.

¢ Men with a family history (a father, brother or uncle with the disease) are more than twice as likely to contract it than men without a family history.

¢ Black men are at highest risk for prostate cancer.

¢ A high-fat diet and obesity can increase your risk.

¢ More than three-quarters of prostate cancers are found in men aged 65 and older.

¢ Many more men get a diagnosis of prostate cancer than die from it.


canyon_wren 9 years, 10 months ago

Most urologists will not tell patients about the unbelievable success Loma Linda University has had treating prostate cases with a proton-bombardment procedure. I believe several other universities are now offering the same thing. It is worth checking on-line about if this is an issue which concerns you.

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