In honor of #MensHealthMonth, we’re taking a closer look at Prostate cancer. Although it’s one of the more easily managed cancers, there are a few very important things to know about Prostate Cancer. Do you or someone you know have a new diagnosis you’re looking to learn more about? Read on for a few helpful facts. Click here for our printable version.
01 New Medications
Thanks to emerging science, the future shows promise with medications that may help end all incurable prostate cancer.
02 Early Detection is Key
Prostate cancer is 100% treatable if detected early. In fact, Pack Health member, Tyler, wrote a guest blog post all about this! Click here to check it out.
03 Very Common
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America.
04 Increases Risk of Heart Disease
Prostate cancer survivors are more likely to develop complications from heart disease than from their cancer.
05 Few Symptoms for Early Cases
If caught at an early stage, most men won’t have any symptoms.
06 Slow Growing
In many cases, Prostate cancer is a slow-growing cancer that does not progress outside of the prostate gland before the time of the diagnosis.
07 Obesity Increases Risk
Men with a high fat, high processed carbohydrate diet, and who are overweight or obese, are at greater risk of developing an aggressive form of prostate cancer.
08 Family History is a Factor
Men with a family history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease.
09 Age Increase Risk
As men age, their risk of developing prostate cancer increases.
10 High Survival Rate
Prostate cancer has one of the highest survival rates of any cancer.
If you have any further questions about Prostate cancer, be sure to check with your Health Advisor.