Men's Health Video
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- Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnoses cancer in men (aside from cancers of the skin).
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related death in men.
- 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- Starting at age 50, men of average risk should consider being screened for prostate cancer.
- Men 70 and above and in good health should consult their physician and determine the best path for their personal healthcare needs as it relates to screening.
- Prostate cancer screening includes a digital rectal exam and PSA blood test. It may be appropriate for men with a family history to start sooner.
- While prostate cancer is a very serious disease, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die from the disease.
What is involved in the prostate cancer screening?
- Medical history (including discussion of risk factors), a prostate specific antigen blood test (PSA) and a digital rectal exam (DRE) performed by a physician.
- Whether or not to have a prostate cancer screening on a regular basis is a controversial topic. We recommend knowing your risk factors and having a conversation with your primary care physician to determine if screening is appropriate for you.
How is prostate cancer treated?
- Active Surveillance
- Likely to be recommended if cancer is low risk, if patient is older or has other serious medical conditions
- PSA will be checked periodically and prostate biopsies will be performed on a regular basis to ensure that your prostate cancer is not becoming more aggressive
- Prostatectomy (surgery)
- Radiation therapy with external beam radiation
- Permanent radioactive seed implants
Colorectal Cancer is the third leading cause of cancer death in men. Starting at age 50, men of average risk need to have a colonoscopy. Men with a family history may need to start sooner. Colonoscopies can actually prevent colorectal cancer by removing precancerous polyps during the procedure. Get screened. Be a Man.
- Testicular cancer is most often found in men ages 15 – 35.
- Testicular cancer is most often a young man’s disease: average age 33 at diagnosis.
- Testicular cancer is very treatable and often curable cancer. Early detection is key!
- Testicular cancer, while very serious, is not a common condition. 1 in 250 men will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in their lifetime.
- Due to great treatment options, only 1 in 5000 men will lose their life to testicular cancer.
- A higher percentage of the time, testicular cancer appears as a lump in the testicles.
- Talk to your physician should you notice any physical changes
- Check only one testical at a time
- Use both hands and hold the testicle between your thumbs and fingers. Roll gently between your fingers.
- If you notice (feel or see) any hard lumps, smooth or rounded bumps, a change in size, shape or constancy contact your doctor right way
More information can be found at MedlinePlus.