Prostate Cancer Facts & Stats: 8 Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer by Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP

Men's Health Cancer
2 years ago
Prostate Cancer Facts & Stats: 8 Things Every Man Should Know About Prostate Cancer

Prostate problems are a part of life – more than 90 percent of men will experience some sort of prostate issue by the time they turn 80. While these can be uncomfortable, it’s prostate cancer that men really need to worry about. One in nine will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Here’s what every man needs to know: 

  1. Prostate is the most common non-skin cancer in men, and the second leading cause of death. 
  2. The cure rate for prostate cancer is 99 percent, if caught early. 
  3. The most common symptoms include frequent urination, blood in semen and erectile dysfunction. 
  4. Screening for prostate cancer should start as early as 40, depending on risk factors. 
  5. African-American men have the highest risk. 
  6. There are several ways to screen for prostate cancer. 
  7. Prostate cancer may not require surgery or treatment. 
  8. Treatment options vary widely.

Prostate cancer is dangerous, but if found early, it’s very treatable. If you notice prostate problems or if you are due for a screen based on your age or risk factors, make an appointment with a provider today! To learn more visit

The information on is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information provided through this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal healthcare provider.

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Donna John
My dad, two uncles and grandpa had prostate cancer, and now a dear friend has been diagnosed. Thanks for sharing the facts about this cancer, Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP . Early diagnosis is key.
So scary. Thanks for the tips. 🙏
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
My grandfather had prostate cancer. I didn't know much about it so thank you for this helpful info, Sophia L. Thomas, DNP, APRN, FNP-BC, PPCNP-BC, FNAP, FAANP !

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