Prostate cancer is one of the major threats for men. It is the most common one as one in seven men are diagnosed with this disease. There are thousands of people who die every year because of it and more who are trying to survive. Doctors are encouraging men to prevent it. If you want to have an early detection, the best way to do this is by using prostate cancer screen.
Unfortunately, this type of cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in the United States. It develops at people who are more than 50 years old. There are many people who die and do not know they have this disease. Screening involves a rectal examination of a prostate gland. Doctors also take blood to measure a chemical called PSA.
If the level of PSA is high, the man might have prostate cancer. However, this could not be the only cause so doctors have to pay attention to the results. If you want to be safe, go to your doctor every year and collect PSA. You will know if something changes and you can start the treatment. According to a study, there were fewer deaths because of prostate cancer after PSA testing was launched.
The problem is that many doctors are concerned about the treatment. They think it is too aggressive, especially when a small amount of cancer was found , after the biopsy. There is a study that shows the screen for prostate cancer had no benefit. They compared a group of man who were not screened with those who receive the treatment. Moreover, there were some people against screening for prostate cancer.
In the last few years, there were people who died because of prostate cancer. Researchers think this might happen because not many men want to have to screen. The most important thing to do is to speak with your doctor and find out if you should be a test. Although not everyone enjoys the idea of screening, it might save your life.
It seems that women pay more attention to their health than man. However, there a lot of diseases which can be developed only by men. Prostate cancer can be a huge threat, especially if you are older. There were many people who prevented this disease and they managed to survive. If you want to be one of them, go to your doctor and pay attention to your health.
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