Lakeview Health System
Prostate Cancer Awareness

About Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate cancer is the most common (non-skin cancer) and the second leading cause of death among American men. 
  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime
  • Almost 50% of men over 50 will have enough prostate growth to cause problems urinating
  • The prostate glad is the size of a walnut

Signs & Symptoms (If you have any of the following signs & symptoms, you should consult with your doctor right away.)
  • Difficulty starting to urinate
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Weak or interrupted flow of urine
  • Blood in urine 

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors 
  • Age: Chances of having prostate cancer increase significantly after age 50.    
  • Family History: Men whose fathers, brothers, uncles or grandfathers have had prostate cancer have an increased risk.   
  • Race: The highest incidence of prostate cancer occurs in African-American men or men of scandinavian decent.

How can I detect prostate cancer? 

  • PSA Screening (blood test) 
  • Prostate biopsy
  • Rectal Exam

Treatment Options:

  • Medications/ Injections
  • Active surveillance
  • Surgery