Experts Are Changing Their Minds About Whether or Not to Recommend Prostate Cancer Screenings to Patients

It can be hard for physicians to follow current thinking of experts on medical care. It must be exponentially harder for the public to make sense of it. Recently, the United States Preventative Services Task Force changed its recommendation on prostate cancer screening from a D (that is, don’t do it) to a C (discuss it with your doctor)”. What does this mean for you?

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Myth #4 : You Must Start Treatment Right Away

This doesn’t make any sense, right? The logical thing to do here is to defeat the cancer before it spreads but it is important to remember that there are other factors that come into play when your doctor decides your treatment plan. What is your doctor thinking about?  Continue reading “Myth #4 : You Must Start Treatment Right Away”

Myth #3 : Blood PSA Levels are the Only Way to Make A Diagnosis

“It is true that high blood prostate-specific antigen (PSA) levels usually indicate prostate cancer, but often times, the results are not so reliable. Read more to find more about your other options. Continue reading “Myth #3 : Blood PSA Levels are the Only Way to Make A Diagnosis”

Myth #2: There are no symptoms of Prostate Cancer

It’s true that many men with prostate cancer may not have any symptoms, even those who have metastatic, or rapidly spreading and changing, phase of the cancer. But it is also important to state that even the symptoms that you believe have no relation to prostate cancer could be linked to it. Read more to find out which symptoms you should be on the look-out for in the future.  Continue reading “Myth #2: There are no symptoms of Prostate Cancer”