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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 Prostate Cancer Prostate Cancer TAKE TIME TO DECIDE ' ' Prostate cancer is the number one cancer in men. The American Cancer Society expects more than 221,000 new cases this year with 27,500 deaths. The National Cancer Institute estimates a man's lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer at 16% (1 in 7 men), statistics strikingly similar to breast cancer. Learn the prostate cancer risk factors.Improve the lifestyles of the men in their lives.Encourage men to get screened annually.In case of a positive diagnosis, urge men to seek treatment immediately. THE NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE STATES For More InformationDr. David SamadiChairman of Urology, Chief of Robotic Surgeryat Lenox Hill Hospital Professor of Urology at Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of THE SAMADI CHALLENGE CHALLENGES WOMEN The PSA test measures the blood level of PSA, a protein that is produced by the prostate gland. The higher a mans PSA level, the more likely it is that he has prostate cancer. However, there are additional reasons for havingan elevated PSA level, and some men who have prostate cancer do not have elevated PSA. The PSA test has been widely used to screen men for prostate cancer. It is also used to monitor men who have been diagnosed with prostatecancer to see if their cancer has recurred (come back) after initial treatment or is responding to therapy. Some advisory groups now recommend against the use of the PSA test to screen for prostate cancer because the benefits, if any, are small and the harms can be substantial. None recommend its use without a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of using the test.
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