Category Archives: Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer affects almost a quarter of a million men annually in the United States making it the most common and prolific type of non-skin cancer that there is. The average age of men diagnosed with prostate cancer is around sixty-six (66) years old, and the disease rarely affects men aged forty (40) and under.…
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Kidney Cancer

What is kidney cancer? Kidney cancer is a type of cancer that begins in the kidneys when the cells in your body begin to grow at an unstable rate. This out of control growth creates a tumor. The majority of kidney cancers first appear in the lining of the small tubes (tubules) in the kidneys.…
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Movember for Prostate Cancer Awareness

You may have been hearing the term Movember for the past few years during the month of November and wondered what is was all about. The Movember movement started back in 2003 and has grown to over 5 million members (Mo Bros and Mo Sistas as they are referred to on their website). So why…
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Man Up and Get Screened: Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is officially Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, so now is the time to attract attention to this prominent disease and get screened yourself. Everyone knows when Breast Cancer Awareness Month is – October. But many people don’t know the parallels of breast cancer and prostate cancer, and fail to take it as seriously. (more…)
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Prostate Cancer

What is prostate cancer? Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in men, and is most prevalent in older men.  In it, cancer forms in the prostate, or the gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum. While doctors have not definitively determined what causes…
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What About My PSA?!

Recently the USPSTF (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force) made a recommendation against ANY man getting a PSA for the purposes of detecting prostate cancer. This unleashed an enormous amount of media attention which unfortunately is quite confusing for the average man. Why would such a recommendation be made and what actually is the controversy behind "screening…
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