PCCN Surrey is an information site to help men diagnosed with prostate cancer. We are a non-profit prostate cancer support group. Our mission is to bring awareness, public education, advocacy, support of those affected, and research into the prevention, detection, treatment and cure of prostate cancer to our members and the public at large.
Some men are notorious foot-draggers, especially when it comes to scheduling doctor visits. That’s unfortunate. Routine preventive care can find cancer in men and other diseases in the early stages, when there are more options for treatment and better chances of a cure. Some men, though, would never go to the doctor except for the women in their life. According to Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, deputy chief medical officer for the national office of the American Cancer Society, women are often the ones who push men to get screened for cancer.
The top health threats for men for prostate cancer
- Heart Attack and Cardiac Arrest
- High Blood Pressure in Men
- High Cholesterol in Men
- Strokes in Men
- Diabetes in Men
- Lung Cancer in Men
- Prostate Disease in Men
- Testicular Disease in Men
Experts say that men could benefit greatly by being alert to certain cancer symptoms that indicate a trip to the doctor’s office sooner rather than later. Some of those cancer symptoms in men are specific. They involve certain body parts and may even point directly to the possibility of cancer. Other symptoms are more vague. For instance, pain that affects many body parts could have dozens of explanations and may not be cancer. But that doesn’t mean you can rule out cancer without seeing a doctor.
If you or someone you care about has been diagnosed with prostate cancer, obtaining accurate information is critically important. Like many other cancers, it’s important to understand the risks to help make decisions about how soon to start screening.