Dr. Drew Pinsky's Prostate Cancer Information
• Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men.
• 200,000 men in this country are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. • By age 80, half of all men will have prostate cancer. • Changes in urination can be warning sign. • A prostate cancer screening (PSA) can identify cancer early, when treatment is most effective. • Only 1 in 4 men with a positive PSA test progress to prostate cancer. • Only 30% of low grade prostate tumors get worse over 10-year span. • Time is on your side. Don't rush decisions about radiation or surgery. • A family history puts you at a higher risk. • Healthy diet & exercise decreases risk. For screening guidelines, go to mayoclinic.com.