Prostate Cancer Awareness
Are you (or your loved one) at risk?
September is national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Take this opportunity to learn more about this disease and how to take measures to help prevent it from occurring.
What is Prostate Cancer?
The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland in males located blow the bladder and in front of the rectum. It makes fluid to nourish and protect sperm cells. When cells in the prostate grow beyond their natural lifespan and begin to enlarge and swell, a tumor is created. Tumors are either benign (non cancerous), or malignant (cancerous). Most prostate cancers are very slow to grow, however others can be quite aggressive and spread quickly.
Who is at Risk?
Every 18 minutes an American man dies from prostate cancer. Although all men are at risk for prostate cancer, the biggest risk factors include: increasing age, family history, ethnicity, diet, and