According to the American Cancer Society…Approximately 233,000 people will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2014. About 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer in 2014.
Do these statistics scare you? They should.
Prostate cancer is one of the most treatable forms of cancer IF it is found early. This is why it is critical that men seek prostate checks regularly from their primary care physician.
We’re a plastic surgery center; why do we care about men’s prostates? It’s because we care about everyone’s inner well-being.
Our commitment to you goes beyond just making you look better. We want to make sure you feel good too, and that includes being healthy.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in men. It doesn’t have to be though, which is why, as much as we don’t want to get checked, it’s important that we do.
About Prostate Cancer
The prostate is located in front of the rectum and below the urinary bladder. Its job is to protect sperm cells by keeping them in liquid (semen).
There are many types of cells in the prostate. It’s common for gland cells to turn into cancer. The gland cells are important in the production of prostate fluid found in semen.
Most cancers in the prostate grow slowly; although there are cases where it has grown quickly. This is the reason that men need to be checked for prostate cancer regularly. There’s no way of knowing whether the form of cancer a man has will progress quickly or slowly until it’s diagnosed and treated.
Symptoms of Prostate Cancer
You should make an appointment with your physician to have your prostate checked regularly. However, if you have any of the following symptoms, it’s important to seek medical care immediately.
- Problems urinating
- Blood in your urine
- Pain in the hips, back, chest, or other areas
- Weakness in the legs or feet
- Loss of bladder or bowel control
Raising Awareness for Movember
The Movember Foundation seeks to raise awareness for men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. Each November, men all over the nation grow out their facial for attention.
When people ask about it, they tell them that it’s for Movember to raise awareness for men’s health, particularly testicular cancer, prostate cancer, and mental health.
It’s hoped that men will be reminded to make an appointment with their physician because of the discussions that come out of it.
At Advanced Cosmetic Surgery of New York, we hope this blog post will be what it takes for you to pick up the phone and make an appointment with your primary care physician. We hope that you don’t wait until later or tomorrow. Please take a few minutes to care for yourself.
Did you know that men account for the largest group of new plastic surgery cases each year? That’s right! Men are becoming more comfortable with allowing themselves to look the way they want, and they should!
If you’re looking for experienced plastic & cosmetic surgeons in New York with decades of experience, visit our Commack or Manhattan offices today or call us at 212.206.0023 or 631.499.1831.
To men’s health, wellness, and confidence,
The Advanced Cosmetic Surgery Team
*This information is not to be used as medical advice or in place of seeking the advice and treatment from a medical doctor. Always see your doctor if you have questions or concerns about your health or before starting a diet or exercise routine.