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Prostate Cancer Screenings May Reduce Mortality Risk

Prostate cancer screenings are an important part of men’s healthcare needs. A prostate cancer screening can detect any growths and abnormal tissues on the prostate gland. Since prostate cancer can spread to other areas of the body, early detection is key. A new group of studies shows that these screenings may help reduce mortality risk.

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Prostate Cancer Rates are Rising in Young Men

Prostate cancer is often thought of as something that only older men have to worry about, but that isn’t necessarily the case. According to recent research, the number of young men diagnosed with prostate cancer has increased 600% in the last 20 years. Of the estimated 241,000 Americans that will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, approximately 10 percent will be early onset. Not only is prostate cancer being found in younger men, it is often more aggressive.

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Should You Be Screened For Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer screening in Tacoma, WAAccording to the American Cancer Society, one out of every seven men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime, making it the most common cancer among men. Though there is no unanimous opinion on the benefits of prostate cancer screening, all men should talk to their doctors about whether it’s the right options for them.

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5 Common Symptoms of Kidney Cancer in Men

Kidney cancer, also referred to as renal cell carcinoma (RCC), is among the top 10 cancers found in men. About 40,000 new cases are reported each year, with a majority of them being in men over 40, who fall into the high-risk category. The good news is that there’s a very high survival rate, so it’s important to look for the warning signs to diagnose the disease early. 

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Top Cancers in Men

Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland that assists with reproduction, but as you age, it increases in size and can lead to complications such as BPH and prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer is #1 on that list of common cancers in men. According to the most recent figures, in 2014 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which is about 27% of all cancer diagnoses. In fact about 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. The average age for this diagnosis is between the ages of 65-69 and that accounts for 65% of all diagnoses.
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Holiday Office Closings 2016

Here’s our office closing schedule for the holidays. We hope our patients have a wonderful holiday season!

Thanksgiving – Closed 11/24 and 11/25

Christmas – Open 8-12 on 12/23, closed on 12/26

New Year – Closed 1/2

Patients can still access our patient portal and someone from our office will respond as soon as possible.

Lung Cancer Awareness Month

lung cancer screeningWhy and when should I get screened for lung cancer

Your doctor may recommend a lung cancer screening or diagnostic test, but that doesn’t mean he or she thinks you have cancer. If you are at risk for developing lung cancer or have certain symptoms, there are screening tests that can detect cancer early. Getting tests, like chest x-rays or chest CTs, have helped detect cancer and decrease the risk for getting lung cancer.
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