Friday, January 13, 2006
Prostate Cancer - Get Screened
Two days after Christmas Peanut's Grandy had surgery to remove his cancerous prostate. He's now recovering well at home and even swinging around a tennis racket (though his not yet supposed to!). He'll undergo radiation therapy in a few weeks as an insurance that all the cancer is really defeated.
Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in the United States.
One in six American men will develop prostate cancer in the course of his lifetime.
A little-known fact is that a man is 33% more likely to develop prostate cancer than an American woman is to get breast cancer.
Play offense: Eat right. Stay in shape. Get screened. Early prostate cancer has no symptoms - annual screening is critical to catching it early.
Read more about the symptoms, treatments and lifestyle changes:
Prostate Cancer Foundation
National Prostate Cancer Coalition