Prostate Cancer Resources

NYRR's Father's Day Fight Against Prostate Cancer 5 Mile Run

April 27, 2010 9:00:00 PM PDT
One in six men will get prostate cancer during his lifetime.You can help fight prostate cancer by participating in NYRR's Annual Father's Day Race Against Prostate Cancer or by raising money for the American Cancer Society.

Prostate cancer occurs when the DNA of a prostate cell changes. Possible risk factors include age, race, nationality, diet, genes, obesity, exercise, family history and prostate inflammation/infection.

There are two methods used to detect prostate cancer: The prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which measures proteins made by prostate cells, and the digital rectal exam (DRE).

Get much more information about prostate cancer from the American Cancer Society!

The American Cancer Society recommends that men "make an informed decision with their health care provider about whether to be tested for prostate cancer." Men shouldn't be tested unless they have received information about what is known and what is not known about the risks and possible benefits of prostate cancer testing.

There are more than 2 million prostate cancer survivors alive in the United States today. There are a variety of possible treatments for prostate cancer, including surgery, radiation therapy and more.

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