Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

12 Sep

prostate-stickerSeptember is National Cancer Awareness Month and is designated to bring prostate cancer into focus. The goal is to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, screening & prevention, and treatment options. Here at Secret Pleasures we highly value health education and awareness so that individuals can make informed decisions regarding their health. We also sell various items that assist with prostate health and pleasure.

The following information is from www.cancer.org:

What is the Prostate?

“The prostate is a gland found only in biological males. It is located in front of the rectum and below the urinary bladder. The size of the prostate varies with age. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut, but it can be much larger in older men. The prostate’s job is to make some of the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells in semen.”

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Prostate Cancer

Second only to lung cancer, prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer among men and is a leading cause of cancer death in men. Facts, research, screening, and more can be found here: www.pcf.org

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Get Involved!

If you are the owner of a prostate, talk to your doctor about whether or not you should be screened for prostate cancer. Things to take into account are your age, your health, and the benefits/side effects of screening and treatment. If there are men in your life or community that you care about, offer them support and suggest that they receive screening for prostate cancer by their doctor. 

 

What the American Cancer Society saying?

“The American Cancer Society recommends that men have a chance to make an informed decision with their healthcare provider about whether to be screened for prostate cancer. They should first get information about what is known and what is not known about the risks and possible benefits of prostate cancer screening. Men should not be screened unless they have received this information.”

For more details about the American Cancer Society’s recommendations, view their document Prostate Cancer: Early Detection.

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