Early in the COVID pandemic, cancer screening centers and outpatient offices were closed. At the same time elective medical procedures were put on hold and suspended to better prioritize urgent care. That is no longer the case, so if you were one of those who had a screening delayed, here are the reasons why you shouldn’t put off cancer screenings during the pandemic even one more day.
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Although most cancers are diagnosed via a biopsy, a prostate cancer diagnosis relies on some screening tests early in the process before a final diagnosis is made. So exactly what are the steps and how is prostate cancer diagnosed?
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How does prostate cancer spread? One way this occurs is when early treatments for prostate cancer don’t work, allowing cancer to spread, usually slowly. The cancer cells sometimes survive inside the prostate gland and can spread further to other areas of the body.
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Although there is still limited information about the underlying risk factors for COVID-19, it is widely believed that certain patients with underlying conditions are at higher risk for contracting the virus and for severe complications. The link between COVID and prostate cancer has some overlap.
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Unfortunately, many men in America share common risk factors for prostate cancer. Out of 100 American men, 13 will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. The older a man becomes, the more his risk increases. Let’s dig deeper and discover the common causes and risk factors of prostate cancer.
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Many men think that prostate cancer isn’t something they have to worry about until much later in life. While this is a dominant myth, there are certainly many more that continue to spread around. Here are five that you should know that can keep you proactive with your health!
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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men after skin cancer according to the American Cancer Society. This is a significant data point for men as the prostate is an important organ that sits below the bladder, and its function is to produce semen.
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The prostate gland is an integral part of the male reproductive system. About the size of a walnut, it continues to change and grow during a man’s lifetime. Maintaining prostate health should be of maximum importance to all men if they want to lead a long and healthy life.
Let’s look at three medical issues that can arise as a result of the prostate gland, and some recommendations for the best foods for prostate health. Continue reading “The Best Foods For Prostate Health” →