*Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man’s prostate –
the small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes
and transports sperm. Prostate cancer is one of the most common types
of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains
confined o the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm.
While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or
no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly. Prostate
cancer that is detected early, when it’s still confined to the prostate
gland, has a better chance of successful treatment.
Prostate Cancer Therapy Treatments
NCCN Patient Guides
AUA Flowsheet CRPC
If you are currently living with advanced prostate cancer, ask yourself
- 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 also may think that over-the-counter
or prescription pain medicine is the only solution to treat these symptoms.
But these aches, paines, and lifestyle changes could be a sign or symptom
of your prostate cancer spreading to bone. Speak up. Listen to what your body is telling you, and talk to your doctor
about which treatment may be right for you.
Men Who Speak Up
is a national movement to raise awareness about the signs and symptoms
of advancing prostate cancer.
For more information on this movement visit their website here.