Why Do Some Men Get Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is the most common malignancy (other than skin cancer) diagnosed in men. Prostate cancer is a disease defined by the abnormal growth of cells. These abnormal cells can proliferate in an uncontrolled way and, if left untreated, form tumors which may metastasize or spread to other parts of the body. Prostate cancer has the potential to grow and spread quickly, but for most men, it is a relatively slow growing disease.
For men who suspect that they might have prostate cancer, it is very important to understand the risk factors and symptoms. Knowing where the prostate is located in the body, and the functions of the prostate will explain the impacts of prostate cancer and prostate cancer treatment. Patients diagnosed with prostate cancer need to discuss with their doctors their particular type, aggressive or non-aggressive, of prostate cancer. This will allow the patient, working with their doctor to determine the most effective treatment for their cancer.
The prostate cells produce an enzyme named Prostate Specific Antigen or PSA, found in a man's blood. PSA is produced exclusively by prostate cells. Elevated levels of the PSA enzyme can be helpful in diagnosing issues with the prostate, like cancer or infection. These elevated levels of PSA can be detected with a simple blood test. For more information, visit our page on PSA.
On an annual basis globally, approximately 1.1 Million Men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. More than 300,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year. These statistics show that prostate cancer is a widely variable disease.
THE STUDY is a thirty-plus page PDF file, presenting the OUTCOMES of PROSTATE CANCER PATIENTS across the different treatments. See which treatments were most effective in preventing a recurrence of cancer and for how many years. Watch how the recurrence percentages change over the years. Research spans almost 130,000 patients monitoring them for more than 15 years after treatment.
When you receive THE STUDY, you will also receive access to our just released 40 plus page booklet, “WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER”. This booklet contains diagrams, describes the prostate, cancer symptoms, prostate cancer, how it is diagnosed, the treatments available, the impact on your life and much more. Both are available NOW for you to VIEW, PRINT or DOWNLOAD to your computer. Make an informed treatment decision.
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Top Ten Steps in Your Fight Against Prostate Cancer
Learn the Top Ten Steps, a guide through knowledge about the prostate, prostate cancer, diagnosis and treatment. Watch our video, introducing Edward Weber, MD. and hear his advice to men just diagnosed with prostate cancer. Expert advice for your fight against Prostate Cancer.
Remission versus Recurrence?
Relapse of prostate cancer is way more common than you might think. Many men treated for prostate cancer have their cancer return, which can lead to a lifetime of treatment. Prostate Cancer Free studies treatment outcomes documented in "The STUDY", recently updated for 2021. Take this Study to your doctor, and discuss your chance of cancer recurrence. The Study is available with the new, just released booklet, to help you learn about prostate cancer. Both the Prostate Cancer Free Study and the booklet, “What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer” are available NOW for you to VIEW, PRINT or DOWNLOAD.
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The Prostate Cancer Free Foundation, reviews the results of hundreds of thousands of men treated for prostate cancer. Tracking them for years. This information is available to you, and others like you, to help find the best prostate cancer treatment. This work takes time, effort, resources all of it done by volunteers. Please help us continue. Please Donate!