Spotting cancer early saves lives. During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, The Christ Hospital Health Network team reminds all men about the importance of regular check-ups with their doctor and ways to lower prostate cancer risk.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in American men. It’s more likely to develop in older men and non-Hispanic Black men. It is rare for someone under 40 to be diagnosed.
“Prostate cancer can be detected early even before you may show symptoms,” said Brian Mannion, MD, medical oncologist with The Christ Hospital Physicians – Hematology & Oncology.
“Your doctor will recommend screening based on your age, health, risk factors and family history. It’s important to find out if prostate screening is right for you and to talk to your primary care provider about whether you need to be tested earlier in life.”
Prostate Cancer: What Men (and their Loved Ones) Need to Know
A Virutal Lunch & Learn Presented by The Christ Hospital Health Network
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men after skin cancer. It's estimated that 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. But unlike many other types of cancer, aggressive treatment for prostate cancer may not always be the best course of action for every man.
We invite you to join our panel of experts as they share what you need to know about prostate cancer, including:
- Who should get screened for prostate cancer and when
- The role family history, race, and age may play in your risk factors
- Why some men may choose a “wait and see" approach over treatment
- Managing possible treatment side effects like urinary incontinence and erectile dysfunction
- When you should get a second opinion
In some cases, rushing into surgery and radiation for prostate cancer isn't the best option and some men and their doctors are opting instead for Active Surveillance, with years of successful monitoring.
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