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Prostate cancer screening: Is it for me?

Written by Dr. Jianan Graybill on 6/19/2014 6:00:00 AM

Dr. Jianan Graybill, is a radiation oncologist and certified MD Anderson Cancer Network® physician.

Dr. Jianan Graybill, prostate cancer expert at Community

What do men need to know about watchful waiting in order to catch prostate cancer before it becomes aggressive?

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in America for men (skin cancer is number one). One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. 

Prostate cancer typically has no symptoms or warning signs in the early stages. For men with advanced disease, these men will typically have urinary symptoms or erectile dysfunction. They may also complain of severe back pain (because the cancer has spread to the spine). continue reading ...


Powell and Palmer put down prostate cancer

Written by Community Health Network on 6/12/2014 8:00:00 AM

What do a PGA Tour champion and former Secretary of State have in common? Interestingly enough, prostate cancer.

Former Secretary of State Colin PowellFormer Secretary of State, Colin Powell, discovered prostate cancer in 2003 and underwent surgery to remove the cancerous prostate gland that year at Walter Reed Army Medical Center.

Since then, he has become an avid supporter of prostate cancer awareness and devoted his time to the Prostate Conditions Education Council, which sponsors Prostate Cancer Awareness Week every September. continue reading ...


Cancer answers: What is prostate cancer?

Written by Community Health Network on 6/7/2014 6:00:00 AM

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in menProstate cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a gland in the male reproductive system located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum.

It is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the urethra (the tube that empties urine from the bladder). The prostate gland produces fluid that makes up part of the semen.

Who gets prostate cancer?
About one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. It is very rare in men younger than 40, but the chance of having prostate cancer rises rapidly after age 50. About 6 in 10 cases of prostate cancer are found in men over the age of 65.

It is most common in African American men, though the reason for this is unknown. continue reading ...


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1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.

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