Prostate Cancer 101: What Every Man Should Know Knowing the facts, symptoms, risk factors, and screening tests can help bring awareness to prostate cancer. Whether you’ve recently been diagnosed or you’re trying to prevent the disease altogether, keep reading for seven things you should know about this extremely prevalent condition. 1. Prostate cancer is a
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month In honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we are sharing information on how you can spread awareness and support loved ones with prostate cancer — a disease that affects approximately 1 in 9 men in the United States. Second to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most
Questions to Ask Your Urologist: Prostate Cancer Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men. In fact, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. But, no matter how common it is, we understand that a condition like prostate cancer can leave you with more questions than
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.
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
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,