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Surviving Prostate Cancer

April 14, 2011 | carolyn | Comments (2) Facebook Twitter More...

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Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among Canadian men.  In an average week 470 men in Canada will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and of those 80 will die from prostate cancer.

 

To learn more about The Burden of Prostate Cancer in Canada, read the June 2009 article from the Canadian Urological Association Journal.

 

 

 

 Risk factors include:

  • Age over 50
  • Family history
  • Race -- the risk is higher for African-Canadian men
  • Diet -- especially a high-fat diet

How do you know if you have prostate cancer?  Read the Signs and symptoms of prostate cancer from the Canadian Cancer Society.

Treatments for prostate cancer include:

  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Surgery
  • Ultrasound treatment
  • Chemotherapy
  • Alternative medicine

For a more complete description of each treatment, read  Prostate cancer: Treatment and drugs at the Mayo Clinic site.

View an animated video of a surgical removal of the prostate at The Prostate Centre.

Ask the Doctor at the Prostate Cancer Canada site for more information about prostate cancer.  Go to The Prostate Centre for information about support groups in Toronto.

Check out the Library's recent books about prostate cancer for more information.  To see which branch has a copy of the book and to place a hold, click on the cover or title link

Dr. Peter Scardino's Prostate Book

Prostate & Cancer

The Cleveland Clinic Guide to Prostate Cancer

Dr. Peter Scardino's
Prostate Book

Prostate & Cancer
The Cleveland Clinic
Guide to Prostate Cancer

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