The Daily News in New York is giving Dad's a present for Fathers Day. During June 15 to June 22 dad's will receive a free prostate cancer test. Go to www.NYDailyNews.com/health and checkout their offer.
Here's some information concerning the silent killer for men.
Prostate cancer is the seconding cause of death in US
As men become older their chance of developing prostate cancer increases.
Genetic factors are the Number 1 causes - if you have a close relative with prostate cancer, start your screening process at the age of 40 years old
African-American men are 3 times likely to develop prostate cancer and have more aggressive form.
1 in 6 men have prostate cancer
186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more 28,000 will die
There is a 90% cure rate if diagnosis early
Signs and Symptoms Prostate cancer grows without causing noticeable signs or symptoms. When a man complaints of sign and symptoms, it could be too late, that's way the disease is known as the silent killer. Screening is very important, if your family has a history of prostate cancer its recommended to start a screening process at 40 years old. If there is no history its recommended to start screening at 50 years old. A patient might complaint of blood in their urine or semen and getting up in the middle of the night to urinate. If the cancer spreads it could present itself in your bone or back. Wellness Alternate
Certain foods can decrease your risk; broccoli,cabbage,brussels sprouts,salmon,sardines,albacore,tomatoes,pink grapefruit and watermelon
Check out www.prostatecancerfoundation.org for more information.
Kids, give your father a gift of life, have your father make an appointment for a screening. Also educated your dad about eating healthy and bookmark the prostate foundation web site on your dad's computer. This could be the best gift to give your dad.