Cancer — Breast and Prostate Cancer
October Health Focus: Week 3
Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women while prostate cancer is the most common for men. It is important to discover both of these cancers early through screening.
Sometime between birth and old age, 1 in 8 women will get breast cancer. Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death. The good news? Death rates from breast cancer have declined steadily since 1990. This is likely because of earlier detection, better treatment methods, and lifestyle changes that can significantly reduce breast cancer risk.
Screening does not reduce the chances of getting breast cancer, however detecting tumors at an early stage is important to reduce its spread.
Prostate cancer often has no symptoms in its early stages, therefore it’s important to learn about signs
and symptoms and screening methods.
Men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than any other type of cancer. While age is the biggest risk factor, there are ways to minimize your risk.
There are a variety of treatment options for prostate cancer. Your physician will help you sort through the options based on your individual case.
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