September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and it is important to know that one in every nine men will develop Prostate Cancer in their lifetime. That statistic makes Prostate Cancer the most common cancer among men, besides skin cancer. An unfortunate statistic is that one in every 41 men die from Prostate Cancer.
The good news is that Prostate Cancer is avoidable! Most men who are diagnosed in the early stages are able to live a normal, healthy life. The issue is the lack of testing and men’s avoidance of going to the doctor in their 40’s and 50’s. Here are a few reasons you should get tested for prostate cancer.
There are 4 primary risk factors for developing prostate cancer.
Take the first step and talk to your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer and when you should get tested. The best way to continue living a happy and healthy life is to continue yearly check ups with your doctor in your 40’s and beyond.
When prostate cancer is detected in the early stages, the treatment is quite easy. Treatment usually involves active surveillance, surgery, or other treatments. Active surveillance involves closely monitoring the prostate cancer through regular check ups and repeat testing (PSA test and prostate biopsy). Your doctor may also recommend a prostatectomy, or surgery to remove the prostate. Talk with your doctor for more information about other treatment options that are available.
One side effect of prostate cancer and its treatment can be temporary or permanent urinary incontinence. This is because the prostate is essential to the male urinary tract and when removed or treated, can disrupt the way your urinary tract works.
If you find yourself in need of incontinence products, Rely Medical Supply can help with male guards or other absorbent products that can help you manage bladder leaks. If you have questions about what products are right for you, please call our compassionate and helpful Product Experts toll-free at 1-888-529-2308. Our phones are answered from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm Central Standard Time. Our helpful and compassionate product experts are trained to help you select the right products for your personal needs. Call today and let one of our caring Product Experts help you select the right product to keep you clean, dry, and comfortable.
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