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Prostate Cancer FR Prostate cancer starts in the cells of the prostate, which is a small gland in the male reproductive system that produces semen. The most common type of prostate cancer is adenocarcinoma of the prostate. Prevention There are 2 main things you can do to lower your risk of prostate cancer: Know Your Personal Risks Your risk increases after age 50 and peaks around 70 to Your risk decreases slightly after age 75, but still remains high.
Your risk is higher if you have a father or brother who had prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer rates are highest in African men and lowest in Asian men. Early Detection Due to the potential harms of screening, including over-diagnosis and over-treatment, Cancer Care Ontario does not support an organized, population-based screening program for prostate cancer. Diagnosis During diagnosis, a person may need many tests to confirm the cancer.
Starting the Diagnostic Process Not everyone follows the same diagnostic process. Managing Symptoms and Side Effects People with cancer may have symptoms related to their cancer or as a side effect of treatment. View Symptom and Side Effect Management Clinical Trials Clinical trials are scientific studies that test the safety and effectiveness of a medical treatment.
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Canadian Cancer Trials Clinicaltrials. To learn more, go to the Palliative Care page. After Treatment When treatment ends, a person moves into a new phase of their cancer experience. Follow-Up Care Follow-up care is the care given after active treatment for prostate cancer is over. It focuses on: helping the person recover from the cancer and treatments finding cancer early if it comes back To learn more about follow-up care, visit the Canadian Cancer Society.
Managing Ongoing Symptoms A person may have symptoms from cancer for months or years after treatment has ended.
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Not available in stores. Prostate cancer is affecting more and more Canadian men each year, and this guide, endorsed by Prostate Cancer Canada, gives readers everything they need to fully understand issues related to prostate health. The only all-in-one guide to focus on the Canadian medical system, The Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer, Second Edition is fully updated to cover the latest medical research on diet and lifestyle, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, step-by-step treatment options in Canada including alternatives to surgery and issues specific to gay men , and much more.
Surgery for prostate cancer is never a simple decision, and this book is designed to help men make more informed choices about prostate health, including explaining alternative treatments and risks, making it the first choice for all Canadian men looking for a totally comprehensive resource on prostate health. Comprehensive and reliable, The Canadian Guide to Prostate Cancer, Second Edition gives Canadian men and their families everything they need to conquer prostate cancer and continue living happy, active lives.
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