Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives

Pamela Egan Practical Practitioner


By: Pamela Egan, FNP-C CDE



Early detection of prostate cancer saves lives



Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men in the United States. Yet when detected in its early stages, prostate cancer can be effectively treated and cured.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, exceeded only by lung cancer.

While one man in six will get prostate cancer, the death rate for prostate cancer is dropping as men become proactive about discovering the disease early, and medical science continues to improve treatment methods. Getting tested can make all the difference in fighting this potentially fatal disease.

Get a prostate exam! Early detection is the key to surviving prostate cancer!

Men make an appointment to get tested today. Women encourage the men in your life to get tested annually. Early detection literally saves lives.

Men should have a digital rectal exam and the PSA (blood test to detect cancer antigens), annually, and if symptoms present themselves such as frequent urination, inability to empty the bladder, getting up at night to urinate, urinary tract infections, sexual impotence, et cetera; this should be brought to your doctor’s attention.

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