Fast Facts About Prostate Cancer That Every Man Should Know
If you were at risk for a disease that could be easily detected and effectively treated, wouldn’t you do all that you could to protect yourself from it? Prostate cancer affects millions of American men, and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center wants all male patients to be aware of what they can do to fight this widespread disease. The following facts can help men in the greater Las Vegas area consider their options for the detection and treatment of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer typically affects men of advanced age
Central to being proactive about prostate cancer is knowing when you are at risk. Most men over 50 have a heightened risk. Certain demographics should be mindful of their prostate cancer danger at an earlier age. African-American men typically suffer from prostate cancer far more than men who are Caucasian, Asian, or of another race. Men with fathers or brothers with prostate cancer also have a higher risk for this disease. Both demographics should begin thinking about prostate cancer screenings by age 40 or 45.
Prostate cancer screenings are essential for early detection
A prostate cancer screening can provide potentially life-saving information about a patient’s health. All men who fall within the age range for a prostate cancer screening should discuss the frequency with which they should undergo testing. Men with risk factors may want to receive prostate cancer testing more often than those without them.
da Vinci prostatectomy offers effective treatment for prostate cancer
In the event that a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer, his physician may recommend removal of the prostate gland. Prior to da Vinci robotic surgery, this procedure required a significant incision to the pelvic region and potential side effects to a patient’s erectile and urinary functions. Da Vinci prostatectomy is an innovative way to treat prostate cancer. With minimal incisions and greater surgical precision, prostate cancer patients can receive the care they need with fewer complications.
Let Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center empower you to be proactive in the fight against prostate cancer. To find out more about this disease and measures to combat it, call our facility at (702) 233-5300. Patients can also visit our website for more information on our da Vinci surgery system services.