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Nearly 3 million men are living with prostate cancer in the United States. There were over 230,000 new cases of prostate cancer in 2014 alone. Prostate cancer only occurs in men.
 
It’s more likely to occur in people with a family history of prostate cancer and African-American men. African-American men are 56% more likely to develop prostate cancer compared with Caucasian men.

Take a time-out to understand the second most common cancer among men in the United States, including symptoms, diagnosis, and advanced disease.

If you are currently living with advanced prostate cancer,

ask yourself these questions:

 

Are you having trouble doing regular activities?

Are you taking more medicine for pain or discomfort?

Are you living with aches, discomfort, or pain you can’t explain?

 

You may think these things are occurring because of your age, a busy day, or a simple change in routine. You may also think that over-the-counter or prescription pain medicine is the only solution to treat these symptoms.

 

 

But these aches, pains and lifestyle changes could be a sign or symptoms 

of your prostate cancer spreading to bone.

 

LISTEN TO WHAT YOUR BODY IS TELLING YOU.

AND TALK TO YOUR DOCTOR ABOUT WHICH TREATMENT

MAY BE RIGHT FOR YOU.

Advanced prostate cancer can affect you in obvious and sometimes, not so obvious ways. Nobody knows your body better than you do. Talk to your doctor about any of these symptoms you may be experiencing:

  • Tiredness/fatigue

  • Aches, pain, or discomfort

  • Weakness/numbness

  • Trouble falling or staying asleep

  • Anxiety or distress as a result of pain

  • Difficulty doing normal activities

You should also talk to your doctor about:

Any treatment side effects you are experiencing

Potential setbacks on current therapy

If you have had a rise in your latest PSA test

If you are experiencing anything abnormal or different, talk to your doctor to find out what is causing the problem.

National Cancer Institute:

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate

 

Prostate Cancer Slideshow:

http://www.medicinenet.com/prostate_cancer/article.htm

 

Prostate Cancer Foundation:

http://www.pcf.org

 

The Cancer Information Network:

http://www.cancerlinksusa.com/prostate/

 

A Men's Prostate Cancer Blog:

http://cancerholocaust.blogspot.com/