As men get older, prostate health becomes more and more important. The fact is, a simple prostate cancer screening could save your life. At Banner Health, our primary goal is prostate cancer prevention, but we also offer a number of treatment options.
If you have prostate cancer, you also have options. Cancer specialists at Banner Health are ready to discuss treatments and work with you to find the one that’s right for you.
Live an active lifestyle. Eat a healthy diet. Maintain your weight. Avoid toxic chemicals. Each of these actions can help you reduce your risk of prostate cancer. However, some factors beyond your control – age and family history, for instance – can add to your risk of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer usually does not cause symptoms until it reaches an advanced stage. You may notice one or more warning signs along the way, such as:
Finding prostate cancer early leads to better quality of life. Since you typically won’t experience symptoms during the early stages, screenings are important.
Digital rectal exams and blood tests are the best ways to catch prostate cancer at an early stage when it’s most curable. If you’re a man 50 or older, or if you have a family history of prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about screenings.