Cancer:Cancer is a term used for diseases in which abnormal cells divide without control and are able to invade other tissues. Cancer cells can spread to other parts of the body through the blood and lymph systems. Prostate Cancer
2008 DEATH TOLL Estimated new cases and deaths from prostate cancer in the United States in 2008: New cases: 186,320 Deaths: 28,660
Who is at Risk • 1-6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. • Increased risk factors include: Age, race, family history, diet, and testosterone levels.
Treatment • How is prostate cancer diagnosed? • How reliable are the screenings? • How do you decide what is the best treatment? • Stages of cancer.
Stages of Prostate Cancer • Stage I. Signifies very early cancer that's confined to a microscopic area that your doctor can't feel. • Stage II. Your cancer can be felt, but it remains confined to your prostate gland. • Stage III. Your cancer has spread beyond the prostate to the seminal vesicles or other nearby tissues. • Stage IV. Your cancer has spread to lymph nodes, bones, lungs or other organs.
Treatment & Therapy • External Beam Radiation Therapy • Radioactive Seed Implants • Hormone Therapy • Radical Prostatectomy • Retropubic Surgery • Perineal Surgery • Watchful Waiting
When & Where • Be smart, start young • Prostate Cancer Foundation www.prostatecancerfoundation.org • National Cancer Institute www.cancer.gov • The Mayo Clinic www.mayoclinic.com • Wikipedia