Thursday, June 23, 2011

Prostate Cancer Information

People have asked me about Prostate Cancer, so I am posting this information.

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month. So, "Man up" and get your PSA screening and blood test every time you have your physical. It's easy to include the PSA as a part of your blood test! Here's a video that tells about Prostate Cancer, awareness month, and shows the robot used in robotic surgery (it's from a news show, so no blood is shown).

I'll be adding information here as time goes by.

First of all, if you have any questions, please contact me directly. I would be happy to talk to you on the phone. Issues with Prostate Cancer can be very personal, so I have found it best to talk directly one-on-one.

Frequently asked Questions and Answers (FAQs, Q&A) :
  • Question: People ask "How does someone feel if they have it?" or "How do you know if you have prostate cancer?"
  • Answer: You don't "feel" anything. There is no difference in how you feel. Cancer is usually found through a routine annual physical, especially by a PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) test. The PSA is an additional test that can be ordered when your blood is drawn for other tests at the time of your physical.

Making the decision on treatment options:
  • There are many options available for treatment. The options available are based on a patient's stage of the cancer, health, and age.

Aspects of having Prostate Cancer:
  • Physical
  • Emotional
  • Spiritual: There can be lots of encounters with mortality. Your faith can be challenged and strengthened. The Bible talks a lot about our human condition and the hope of salvation in Christ.

Websites of interest:

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