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Title: Prostate Cancer


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Prostate Cancer
  • By
  • Ashley K. Howard

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What is a Prostate
  • Prostate is a gland that is found only in males.
  • Its about the size of a walnut
  • The male prostate is located below the bladder
    and in front of the rectum.
  • The tube that carries urine (urethra) runs
    through the prostate

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Prostate Cancer
  • Prostate cancer usually occurs in males over the
    age of 45
  • Prostate cancer is the second to lung cancer as a
    cause of cancer-related deaths among men
  • There is no way to detect this disease early on

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Prostate Cancer inAfrican American Males
  • African American males have the highest rate of
    prostate cancer in the world and the lowest rate
    of survival
  • Black men in America are 1.5 times as likely to
    develop prostate cancer and are 2 to 3 times as
    likely to die from the disease than white men

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Symptoms
  • A weak flow of urine
  • Frequent urination (especially at night)
  • Pain or burning sensation during urination
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Constant pain in the back, hips, or pelvis
  • Painful ejaculation

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Detection
  • Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
  • Prostate-specific antigen (PSA)
  • Transrectal Ultrasound
  • Transrectal Biopsy
  • Transperineal Biopsy

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Treatments
  • Watchful waiting
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Hormone therapy

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Prostate CancerRelation to Ecology
  • Throughout Ecology we have studied various
    topics. Births and death rate being one of them.
    The advantage white Americans have on blacks
    regarding this disease is still unknown.

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