Prostate cancer cases have increased over the years. The American Cancer Society, there will be more than 161,000 newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer in 2017 and more than 26,700 deaths. It’s currently estimated that approximately 14 percent of men develop prostate cancer.
Could your dad have prostate cancer?
Here are five things you need to know about this common cancer.
1.) Prostate Cancer is Most Common in Men 66 or Older
While younger men can get prostate cancer, 60 percent of prostate cancer cases are in men 66 or older. From the age of 50, your dad should go for regular blood tests to check for cancer. If he hasn’t been, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible. The earlier the cancer is detected, the better the outcome.
2.) Prostate Cancer Affects African-American and Caribbean Men More… Continue reading