4 Things All Women Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer may not only affect women but there’s always a possibility a man may suffer from it. According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 males and has the highest incident of all cancers in men.

Prostate cancer mostly affects men over the age of 65 but it can also affects those younger than 65 if they have a strong family history.

Four things women need to know about Prostate Cancer:

1. Not everyone with prostate cancer needs treatment

A study done at Harvard showed that around 70% of the men diagnosed with Prostate cancer had the low risk type – the cancer grows so slowly; all you need to do is to keep actively surveilling it. This type of Prostate cancer never becomes life threatening and may never need treatment. Their healthcare provider just does some tests regularly to check if the cancer doesn’t start progressing quicker than anticipated.

Treatment Options Prostate Cancer

Most doctors will suggest for men to wait and watch instead of going for medical treatment or surgical intervention. Treatment may cause side effects such as impotence and leakage of urine and it doesn’t have any added benefits unless you are faced with the high risk type of prostate cancer that progresses very quickly.

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Jacques Lebec - April 5, 2017

My prostate cancer was the rapid developing type, it was treated with radiation due to other medical issues I have. My cancer was caused by exposure to agent orange in Vietnam. Very informative article.

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kingsford mensah - August 7, 2017

This is very informative article.

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Frans Schrijvers - September 2, 2017

You mention in your article that an increase in PSA of 0,7% or more would be an indication for further examination. An increase of 0,7% would mean that a former PSA level of say 2,5 ng/ml would have increased to 2,51 ng/ml, which I guess is within the accuracy and repeatability limits of the PSA measurement?
So I guess the mentioned increase is not relative, but absolute 0,7 ng/ml?
Do I miss something in my reasoning? Can you please explain?

Kind regards
Frans Schrijvers

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I Cam - October 25, 2017

Me want nursey milk prostate gland….

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martin woodyatt - December 12, 2017

Very useful information cleared up a thew things I’ve heard plus put my mind to rest thank you

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Chris Anyanwu - December 13, 2017

Good and highly educative, with such good information we can save so much lives.

Again is that these information is not only for girls / Ladies it is as well good the men

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Abdul waris - January 4, 2018

Please let me know if you have any further information

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Edson Ngugi Ng'ang'a - February 10, 2018

It’s very educative and we’ll presented. Thank you.

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