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Title: When detected and treated early, prostate cancer can b

Prostate Cancer Coalition of North Carolina
  • Prostate Cancer / Breast Cancer
  • Brother / Sister Diseases
  • Your Name
  • PCCNC Womens Programs
  • www.pccnc.org
  • Your phone number

Screening is key
  • Had your annual mammogram clinical breast exam?
  • We are all concerned about breast cancer
  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with BC
  • Has your partner had a prostate exam?
  • We need to be concerned about prostate cancer
  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed

Facts Statistics
  • When detected and treated early, prostate cancer
    can be effectively treated or managed in as many
    as 100 of cases.
  • Prostate cancers most common symptom is NO
  • On average, every 3 minutes a man is diagnosed
    with prostate cancer, and every 15 minutes a man
    dies of this highly treatable cancer.

Think Prostate Cancer Only Effects Men?
NC Gender Disparities
  • Per 100,000, more men are dying of prostate
    cancer then women are dying of breast cancer.
  • Breast cancer deaths, 25.4 per
  • Prostate cancer deaths, 32.4 per

Source NCI State Cancer Profiles
NC Racial Disparities
  • In some parts of North Carolina, African-American
    men are as much as 3 times more likely to die of
    prostate cancer then Caucasian men.
  • The reasons for this are being explored.
  • They may include socio-economic factors, medical
    mistrust, genetics, lifestyle but is most likely
    some combination of these factors.
  • Follow the PCaP (North Carolina Louisiana
    Prostate Cancer Project) for developments.
  • www.ncla-pcap.org

Little Known NC Native American Disparity
Source NCI State Cancer Profiles
My Story
  • Supplement details about your personal story/why
    you advocate for awareness here

Prostate Cancer Risk Factors
  • Genetics
  • Ethnicity
  • Family History
  • Toxins
  • Such as Agent Orange
  • Dietary Carcinogens
  • Viruses

True of False
  • Prostate cancer is an old mans disease
  • FALSE! Prostate cancer can kill at any age and
    younger men typically have more aggressive forms
    of prostate cancer.
  • Prostate cancer is easy to cure
  • While treatments and management techniques are
    improving, there is not a cure.
  • Men die with prostate cancer, not from it
  • When detected early, when the cancer is
    localized, survival rates are excellent.
  • Prostate cancer always exhibits symptoms
  • FALSE! Its most common symptoms is NO SYMPTOM
    AT ALL!
  • Prostate cancer is slow growing
  • While some cases of prostate cancer are slow
    growing, others rapidly multiply and spread to
    other parts of the body.

Annual Check-ups Are His Best Defense
  • The earlier Prostate Cancer is detected, the
    better chances of survival
  • Early detection means there are more treatment
    options available

How Often Should You Be Tested ?
  • Baseline at 40 and 45
  • Annually, if....
  • You are 40 or over, and have a risk factor such
    as a family history of prostate cancer,
    African-American descent, or a baseline PSA of .6
    or higher
  • By age 50 all men should be screening annually

What Tests Are Used to Screen for PC?
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test
  • Desirable value is age and history dependent
  • Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
  • No abnormalities felt is the desirable outcome
  • Both tests are needed for complete screening

Statistics Demonstrate Women Are Better
  • than men about seeing their physicians on a
    regular basis
  • A LITTLE coaxing may be in order.

Possible Symptoms
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow
  • Inability to urinate
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Pain or stiffness in lower
    back or hips
  • Decreased sexual function

Urge Him to See a Physician
  • Offer to make the appointment
  • Make sure doctors office schedules PC screening
  • Suggest that you both talk to someone you know
    who has had prostate testing
  • Be supportive
  • Dont Panic

Dont Panic, Because He May
  • not have prostate cancer
  • have a non-cancerous swelling of the prostate
  • have an inflammation of the prostate

If He Is Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
  • Start by asking the doctor about treatment
    options, side effects
  • Become a student, do your own research, become
  • Research library, internet
  • Contact local PC support group to speak
    personally to a survivor and his partner

If He is Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
  • Help him take control
  • Examine his choices with him
  • Ask questions about treatment
  • Match treatment with the man
  • Education is everything
  • Visit or join a support group
  • Talk about it together
  • Make it a team effort

  • Take care of yourself get annual mammograms and
    clinical breast exams. Dont forget your monthly
    breast exams!
  • Make sure your has an annual prostate examination
    and a PSA blood test.
  • If you encounter resistance from medical
    community, INSIST ON SCREENING!!!

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