September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate cancer is the third deadliest cancer in American men. Over 26,000 men will die from prostate cancer this year.
Increased age and family history of the disease are the major risk factors. Prostate cancer is more common among African-American men. The chance of developing the disease dramatically increases at age 55 and is predominant in men over 65.
There are no symptoms for early prostate cancer but it can be detected early through regular screening.
Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer, and may include radiation therapy, surgery, or other methods. If you are diagnosed, discuss your treatment options with your doctor.
For more information on prostate cancer risks, screening, diagnosis and treatment, visit:
- Ultrasound of the Prostate
- MRI of the Prostate
- Prostate Cancer
- Prostate Cancer Treatment
- External Beam Therapy
- Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
This page was reviewed on August 30, 2017