Today, millions of people are living with cancer or have had cancer. Their stories inspire family members, friends and others who marvel at the courage and spirit they exhibit during trying times.
Most cases of prostate cancer occur in men older than 50, and more than 70% of these cases are in men over 65. Having one or more close relatives with prostate cancer also increases a man’s risk of developing this disease, as does a diet high in animal fat.
Prostate cancer can usually be found in its early stages by having a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE).
To effectively deal with a cancer diagnosis, most people draw upon a wide range of personal characteristics - tenacity to battle the disease, hope and optimism to maintain a positive outlook and courage to face the difficult challenges that cancer might present.
The best treatment plan is determined by a range of factors — available specialists, proximity to a care center, research protocols, up-to-the-minute technology and support services.