Prostate Cancer Awareness Month – September 2017

Prostate cancer is a disease which only affects men. Cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a gland in the male reproductive system but is slow-to-grow.
If detected early approximately 90% of all prostate cancer patients will have a very high treatment success rate. Nearly 100% of men diagnosed and treated at this stage will be disease-free after five years.
Prostate cancer still remains a deadly disease for men since the causes and symptoms are very difficult to pinpoint. Regular exams are the best way to stay ahead of this cancer.

Get Informed & Take ACTION!

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer affecting men in the Unided States.
  • In 2017, the American Cancer Society predicts that there will be over 161,000+ new diagnoses of prostate cancer, and that around 26,730 people will die because of it.
  • Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland, the gland that produces some of the fluid in semen and plays a role in urine control in men.
  • The prostate gland is located below the bladder and in front of the rectum.
  • Prostate cancer is highly treatable if diagnosed in the early stages.
  • Regular testing is a must as the cancer needs to be diagnosed before metastasis.
  • There are usually no symptoms during the early stages of prostate cancer.
  • Except for skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. It is the second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men, and the fourth most common cause of death from cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander men.

If any symptoms appear, they usually involve one or more of the following

  • Frequent urges to urinate, including at night
  • Difficulty starting, maintaining & stopping urination
  • Blood in the urine
  • Painful urination and, less commonly, ejaculation
  • Difficulty achieving or maintaining an erection

Find Answers to YOUR Questions Start Here

Read here for Prostate cancer: Symptoms, risk factors, and treatment
Should I Get Screened for Prostate Cancer?
American Cancer Society Recommendations for Prostate Cancer Early Detection
What Screening Tests Are There for Prostate Cancer
New guidelines for prostate cancer screening April 2017
What Tests Can Detect Prostate Cancer Early
Diagnosis & Tests
Diagnosing Prostate Cancer
Treating Prostate Cancer from the American Cancer Society
What Treatment Options Are Available for Prostate Cancer

By providing your email address to the
Prostate Cancer Foundation you will receive a link to a free downloadable document outlining the most current 2017 guidelines for diagnosis, treatment and best prractices for Prostate Cancer. You can also make a donation to further their research and outreach.

Lily&Q’s say…Even though this cancer is usually slow growing there is no time like the present to get your Prostate checked. Get tested ASAP if you have a risk of Prostate cancer in your family, had a family member die of Prostate cancer, or are over 50 years old.
The Prostate is a “terrible thing to waste” and with symptoms difficult to tease-out don’t put off regular screening-It could save your life. Living with HIV can take up a lot of time managing pills, doctor’s visits, and the like, so regular screenings often get overlooked-Don’t let that happen to you.
Be informed about Prostate Cancer;Read over the symptoms of Prostate Cancer and make sure you make it a part of your next conversation with your Primary Care Physician!