‘Go Blue!’ to Fight Prostate Cancer

About one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime

Prostate cancer only affects men. This cancer begins to grow in the prostate – a male reproductive organ.  After the Testis (the male reproductive organs), Prostate is the second most important gland for proper male sexual functioning. This is a small gland that sits below the bladder near the rectum.  It produces most of the fluid that makes up semen that enriches sperm.

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Prostate cancer facts

  • About one man in six will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, and one man in 36 will die of this disease
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in men
  • About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men 65 years or older
  • Prostate cancer often has no early symptoms, means people are not aware of the disease at early stages
  • Prostate cancer  spreads, to the bones in nine out of 10 fatal cases
  • Advanced prostate cancer can cause men to urinate more often or have a weaker flow of urine
  • Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it
  • The older the patient, especially if they are over 70, the less aggressive the disease usually behaves
  • Several studies have indicated that perhaps about 80% of all men in their eighties had prostate cancer when they died, but not even the doctor knew
  • Scientists have found a chemical linked to depression to prevent prostate cancer invasion to the bones
  • Prostate cancer treatment includes surgery, chemotherapy, cryotherapy, hormonal therapy and radiation
  • Prostate cancer treatments, like radiation and hormone therapy  can affect your sex life

Many famous celebrities have been diagnosed with prostate cancer

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