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Prostate screening participation increases

first_imgLatest Stories Sponsored Content Around the WebDoctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Health VideosIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthBet You’re Pretty Curious About Jaden’s Net Worth Right About Now, HuhBradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Prostate screening participation increases Published 6:15 am Tuesday, April 3, 2012 Email the author Skip “A risk factor is something that may increase the chance of developing a disease,” he said.“Age is the strongest risk factor for prostate cancer. The disease is rare in men younger than 40, but the chance of getting it goes up sharply as a man ages.“A man’s risk of prostate cancer is higher than average if his brother, father or uncle had the disease. Race is also a risk factor for prostate cancer.  Prostate cancer is particularly important for African American men because they are significantly more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and their death rate from this disease is two and one-half times greater than the rate for Caucasian men.”Because there are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer while it is still in the early stages, Moody said that is why screening is so critical. In more advanced stages, symptoms may include difficult or frequent urination, blood in the urine or bone pain. Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Print Article By Jaine Treadwell The Urology Centers of Alabama, the Urology Health Foundation and the Pike County Health Department screened a record 114 men for prostate cancer on Saturday at the Pike County Health Department.“That was 30 more than last year and that is encouraging because it shows that more men are realizing the importance of being screened for prostate cancer,” said Dr. Thomas E. Moody, president of the Urology Health Foundation. “Last year, several men who were screened in Pike County were diagnosed with prostate cancer and received treatment. That’s why it is important to start being screened for prostate cancer at age 40.”Moody said that prostate cancer is the second leading killer, behind lung cancer, among men in the United States. One in six men and, one in four African American men, will have prostate cancer sometime in their life. “Early detection and treatment are key factors in addressing prostate cancer,” Moody said.“No one knows the exact cause of prostate cancer. Doctors can seldom explain why one man develops the disease and another does not.”However, Moody said that research has shown that men with certain risk factors are more likely than others to develop prostate cancer. Screening for prostate cancer involves a simple blood test called a PSA that measures the level of protein called prostate-specific antigen in the blood.“Normally PSA is found in the blood at very low levels,” Moody said. “Elevated PSA readings can be a sign of prostate cancer.  A physical examination, a DRE or digital rectal exam, is also given to detect prostate cancer.Moody strongly suggests that men, ages 40 and over be screened annually for prostate cancer.“The screenings only take about 10 minutes and they do save lives,” he said. Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Health Videos You Might Like Video: University reacts to armed robbery, sexual assaults read more Doctor: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson Book Nook to reopen Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Daylast_img read more

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