Even though we are in the last few days, June is still men’s health month and we want to take the time to educate you on important facts regarding your health, or the health of the men in your life.
Should You Be Screened for Prostate Cancer?
According to the American Cancer Society, three out of every 100 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, making it the most common cancer among men. Though there is no unanimous opinion on the benefits of prostate cancer screening, all men should talk to their doctors about whether it’s the right options for them.
Noncancerous tumors in the Uterus (Fibroids) are potentially painful and inconvenient for some women. Others may experience no symptoms at all. If you’re enduring Uterine Fibroids, before getting a full hysterectomy, consider your options.
Bladder Cancer Facts
In 2013, 55,000 men and 18,000 women will be diagnosed with bladder cancer in the United States. Learning about bladder cancer could help you diagnose and treat it faster. Continue reading
Are You Up-to-Date on Your Colorectal Cancer Screenings?
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the US.
Did you know that recommended screenings could prevent 60% of these deaths. March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month, so it’s the perfect time to check with your doctor to ensure you are up to date with your screenings.
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Weighing Your Prostate Cancer Treatment Options
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer now have many treatment options available to them, including radiation, surgery, and drugs that stop the growth of the prostate cancer.
With so many choices, all of which have their own benefits and risks, choosing the best prostate cancer treatment can be difficult. The most appropriate therapy will depend upon the size and aggressiveness of the cancer, as well as whether it has spread to other parts of the body. In some cases, multiple treatments are used.
Evaluating My Treatment Options for Kidney Cancer
The most common type of kidney cancer is called renal cell carcinoma. Several treatment options are available, including surgery or medical treatment.
The choice of treatment depends upon the stage of the cancer. The “stage” describes the size and aggressiveness of the cancer, including whether it has spread to other parts of the body (such as the lungs, liver, or bones). Lower stage cancers are generally not as advanced and are less likely to come back after treatment.
Uterine Fibroids, which are abnormal growths in a woman’s uterus, affect 70 to 80 percent of women in their lifetime. These tumors can cause severe abdominal pain and heavy periods.
Endometrial cancer develops from abnormal cellular growth in the inner lining of the uterus and accounts for the majority of uterine cancer cases. It is typically diagnosed in women 50 and older. When diagnosed at an early stage before it spreads outside the uterus, endometrial cancer can usually be successfully treated using minimally invasive methods. Knowing the symptoms and risk factors of the disease helps towards an early diagnosis. Read the following article, and make an appointment online at Texas Flower Mound Presbyterian Hospital today.