The best treatment is prevention! Did you know that eating well could reduce your risk for prostate problems? An enlarged prostate (or benign prostatic hyperplasia, BPH) is extremely common in older men and can have adverse health symptoms, and let’s not forget about prostate cancer, which is one of the most common cancers among men.
Did you know that March is National Nutrition Month (NNM)? This day was created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics in March 1973 and continues today. The goal of NNM is to encourage and empower people to make informed decisions about the foods they choose to eat as well as to adopt healthy habits
Perhaps you scheduled a trip to the Bahamas last holiday season—to get prostate cancer surgery? That’s right, before high intensity focused ultrasound (better and more easily known as HIFU) was legal in the United States, Charlotte’s very well-known Dr. Samuel Peretsman traveled outside the country to help his Charlotte-based patients get this procedure done. He
While there are several options for treatment when it comes to prostate cancer, surgery is unfortunately necessary in some cases. Prostate cancer surgery, which typically involves removing the prostate and any areas around the prostate found to contain cancer, is a major surgery that will require about six weeks for you to feel back to
Each year, nearly 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of death from cancer in men after lung cancer. This is why September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Being aware of your risk for prostate cancer—as well as the signs, symptoms, and detection tests—is important to educate yourself about your health.
If you haven't heard of benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, chances are you will. Formerly known as prostatism, an estimated 50% of men have evidence of BPH by age 50 and 75% have it by age 80. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate gland that can occur as men get older. It can cause bothersome urinary symptoms such as having to urinate often, urgency, difficulty starting, incomplete bladder emptying, getting up at night, and sometimes incontinence.
April is National Cancer Control Month. Until we find a cure for cancer, our best bet for maintaining as much control as possible over cancer is education and awareness. This is an informational discussion of prostate cancer, the risk factors and warning signs: Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause
If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you probably have a lot of questions. Usually, ‘What are my treatment options?’ tops the list. And, it should. Prostate cancer is actually one of the most common cancers found in men. Today, you have a range of treatment options. If diagnosed early, prostate cancer has a high
If you or someone you care about has been recently diagnosed with prostate cancer, then your mind is probably racing with questions. Understanding the disease and the different treatment options will help you arm yourself with knowledge and make educated decisions about how to move forward. Here is some basic information about the six ways
Prostate cancer is one of the common cancers affecting people. Just like other cancers, it can be treated successfully although treatment needs to be started early enough. There are several treatment options that can be employed to treat the disease. Below is a clear guideline of some of them. Radiation Therapy The use of radiation