To Screen or not to Screen for Prostate Cancer
When it comes to cancer, it’s all about managing risk—the older a patient is, and the more personal elements that correlate to having cancer, the earlier a patient needs to consider screening for cancer. In recent years there has been some controversy about early screening for prostate cancer, and last month a study was published that implied that guidelines recommending fewer screenings have led to higher diagnosis of metastatic prostate cancer.
But the facts are that for every seven men, one will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime, however, with proper monitoring and treatment, 99 percent of men with common types of prostate cancer survive more than five years after diagnosis.
Learn more facts about screening, risk factors and symptoms of prostate cancer in this expanded article.