ZERO Prostate Cancer Race: What It Is, Why We Support It & How To Get Involved Last year, we became the host sponsor for ZERO Prostate Cancer Race for the first time. This year, we’re at it again and could not be more thrilled to do our part in putting an end to prostate cancer.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition we are sharing information on how you can support loved ones and friends with prostate cancer, a disease that affects one in six men in the United States. Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers found in men, which is why it is
A Low-Risk Prostate Cancer Treatment Active surveillance is one of the 6 viable treatment options for men with prostate cancer who do not undergo immediate radical treatment such as surgery or radiation therapy. Cancer of the prostate often grows slowly; therefore active surveillance is used as a strategy to manage early stage, low risk prostate
About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis that plays a vital role in male reproduction. More than 3 million cases of prostate cancer are reported in the U.S. each year. There are a lot
Perhaps you scheduled a trip to the Bahamas last holiday season—to get HIFU prostate cancer surgery? That’s right, before high intensity focused ultrasound (better and more easily known as HIFU) was legal in the United States, Charlotte’s very well-known Dr. Samuel Peretsman traveled outside the country to help his Charlotte-based patients get this procedure done.
Prostate Cancer: Post-Op While there are several options for treatment when it comes to prostate cancer, surgery is unfortunately necessary in some cases. Prostate cancer surgery, which typically involves removing the prostate and any areas around the prostate found to contain cancer, is a major surgery that will require about six weeks for you to
Your prostate cancer will need to be diagnosed and given a proper stage in order to discuss treatment options with your doctor. You may decide to do one treatment, or you and your doctor may decide it’s best to combine several treatments. These treatments will be based on your specific diagnosis, your age, and any other health problems you may have. Some men find it helpful to get a second opinion to ensure they’re making the right decision about their prostate cancer treatment. What are the treatments for prostate cancer?
Preventing prostate cancer—like preventing many other diseases—requires you to tend to your overall health, not just one specific factor. Since the body functions as a whole, you’ll need to keep up with all aspects of your health to try to prevent this disease. While there are certain risk factors one cannot control such as age, family history, and race, you can still help prevent prostate cancer by making healthy life choices.
Prostate cancer is the second leading killer when it comes to cancers in men in the United States. While some forms of prostate cancer are slow to progress, there are other more aggressive forms of prostate cancer, particularly in younger men. Being aware of the facts, symptoms, and tests for prostate cancer can help. Check out these four things you need to know about prostate cancer.
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Each year, nearly 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of death from cancer in men after lung cancer. Being aware of your risk for prostate cancer—as well as the signs, symptoms, and detection tests—is important to educate yourself about your health.