Risk factors of Prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is one of the most common forms of cancer to affect men. In the USA 2005 the American Cancer Society estimated about 30,350 men died of prostate cancer. In 2005 there were an estimated 232,950 new cases of prostate cancer. With these statistics it is important that men, usually slow to report changes and difficulties in their health, are informed about signs and symptoms, risk factors and the importance of early detection of prostate problems.
Risk factors in prostate cancer
Early detection of prostate cancer
There is evidence that shows early detection and appropriate treatment can increase your chances of surviving and beating prostate cancer.
Doctors advise that men from the age of 50 should have an annual digital rectal exam and/or prostate- specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Men with a family history of prostate cancer should see their doctor with a view to beginning screenings earlier.
Treatment of prostate cancer can include surgery, radiation, and hormone therapy. Chemotherapy may be used in some cases.
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Article source: American Cancer Society Cancer Facts and Figures 2005 report