Screening can catch prostate cancer early

Men's Breakfast Club of Feltwell preparing for Radish Push in aid of Prostate Cancer

It provides recommendations to ensure men diagnosed with prostate cancer are monitored and screened to identify their levels of distress so they receive the appropriate care and support when they need it most.

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Below, Pendleton outlines what to know about prostate cancer and screenings.

In 2018 the Morrison Government invested $6 million through the Movember Foundation's Prostate Cancer Research Alliance to further new research aimed at reversing the number of deaths caused by the disease.

Men's Breakfast Club of Feltwell preparing for Radish Push in aid of Prostate Cancer.

Studies show men have a one in seven chance of developing prostate cancer and a one in nine chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

It is anticipated that up to 15,000 men with prostate cancer will be assisted over this period.

What is a prostate screening?

At the point when a high PSA level in the blood is distinguished, the patient experiences a tissue biopsy of the prostate organ, which is intrusive and conveys a critical danger of draining and contamination.

In blend with the present prostate explicit antigen (PSA) test, the new test could enable men to stay away from superfluous and intrusive biopsies, over-finding and over-treatment.

If cancer is suspected and a biopsy is recommended, men can now take advantage of MRI prostate screenings.

Researchers discovered it was also able to predict the aggressiveness of the cancer, therefore removing the need for painful biopsies in less severe cases. Older men and those with a family history (passed from parent to child) are at greater risk, as are African-American men.

Some patients can be cured if the disease is treated in the early stages.

Scientists are unsure as to what causes prostate cancer, but age, obesity and a lack of exercise are known risks.

"A lot of our low-grade prostate cancer patients will be placed under an active-surveillance protocol, where we do regular biopsies to be sure the cancer is not progressing", Pendleton said.

Treatment varies based on the stage of cancer. "For intermediate and high-grade cancers, we may surgically remove the prostate, treat it with radiation or freeze it".

"A lot of the symptoms that men can have are not showing up, but there are a few things to be kind of anxious about, like frequent urination, incomplete emptying". "Just because you don't have any urinary issues or pain and you're a healthy guy, it doesn't mean you can't have a high-grade prostate cancer".

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