Prostate Cancer Awareness
particularly this week, is considered as
period of prostate cancer awareness to inform individuals all over the world about
this serious malignant tumor. This is a very
common disease among men
all over the world, and mostly in developed
Countries. As the statistics continue to increase, a
better understanding of the disease
becomes a requirement for all men to know the causes, prevention methods, treatment options, and prevalence of the cancer.
In the United
States for instance, according to the latest estimation, about 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be
diagnosed this year, of which approximately 29,480 men will die of the disease. “About 1 man in 7 will be
diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.” In fact, Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of
cancer deaths in American men, following lung cancer which is the number one.
to Canadian Cancer
Society(CCS), In Canada, it is estimated that in 2014:
23,600 men will be diagnosed with
prostate cancer, which represents 24% of all new cancer cases in men in 2014.
4,000 men will die from prostate
cancer, 10% of all cancer deaths in men in 2014.
On average, 65 Canadian men will be
diagnosed with prostate cancer every day, cause the death of about 11 daily.
The campaign of the prostate cancer awareness
is basically to inform the male
population on early detection and prevention; in short, to
help them have a healthy prostate. It is especially recommended for men age 50 and over
do not hesitate to ask their doctor
for the required exams: DRE and
analysis of prostate specific antigen (PSA).
The more you know about the disease the better you will
be able to live free of prostate cancer or survive it if you are already diagnosed with the tumor. Although
certain factors such as age and gender cannot be changed, the main other causes of prostate cancer can be
controlled, or even eliminated. Some simple lifestyle change can play a major role in your initiative to keep
the cancer away.
race, gender, family history and else, scientist all over the world unanimously agree that the first steps in reducing the
risk of prostate cancer are getting regular physical activity,
maintaining a healthy weight and eating a diet rich in Non-GMO vegetables like tomatoes, broccoli, cabbage,
cauliflower, soy, beans and other legumes.
Cancer Society's Advisory Committee on Cancer Statistics. (2014). Canadian
Cancer Statistics 2014. Toronto, ON: Canadian Cancer Society.
2) American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2014. Atlanta, Ga: American Cancer
3) American Joint Committee on Cancer. Prostate. In:
AJCC Cancer Staging Manual. 7th
ed. New York, NY: Springer; 2010:457-464.