Prostrate Cancer Awareness

Prostrate cancer commonly affects men worldwide and although it is the one of the most common cancers for men, it is also very treatable. By raising awareness of what prostrate cancer is, what it can do to the body and symptoms, men around the world have a better chance of early detection and positive treatment.

The following video is an informative and easy-to-follow guide on prostrate cancer. Released on father’s day, it is designed to outline what prostrate cancer is and most importantly why awareness is so important.

As you watch, the video will reveal exactly what prostrate cancer is, whom it affects the most, and what can be the best way to prevent prostrate problems.

What is prostrate cancer?

The random mutation of defective cells can cause some cells to continue duplication at a rapid rate. This spike in cell growth can cause cancer tumors. When this happens within a certain part of the male reproductive system, it is known as prostrate cancer. Because older cells have a higher chance of being defective and mutating, this cancer is much more common amongst older men.

What can be done about prostrate cancer?

It seems as though genetics, what foods you eat, and how you live may be factors in whether you will develop prostrate cancer. However, the video outlines that 80% of men will have prostrate cancer before the age of 80. With statistics like that it can be assumed that no matter what your diet or lifestyle is, prostrate cancer is a very real threat.

The answer? Awareness and knowledge are the most powerful factors in dealing with prostrate cancer. By understanding that at a certain age (after the age of 50 the risk of prostrate cancer increases dramatically) prostrate cancer is a very real threat, check-ups and awareness can increase the chance of early detection. Because prostrate cancer is very treatable, early detection will mean that survival chances are very high. By being aware you can beat the threat of prostrate cancer!

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Lung Cancer Awareness

Lung cancer awareness is of great importance considering it is one of the most common and serious types of cancer. Lung cancer affects the lives of millions worldwide, and is one of the leading causes of cancer-associated deaths in both males and females. The American Cancer Society reports that lung cancer accounts for more deaths in the USA than prostate, breast and colon cancer combined.

Lung cancer is a malignant tumor that begins in one or both lungs and if left untreated, it can spread into nearby tissue or other parts of the body through the bloodstream or lymphatic system.  When the cancer spreads to other areas of the body, it is known as metastasis. Once this occurs, it is more difficult to control and treat with positive results. There are two distinct types of lung cancer, non-small cell and small cell cancer. However, both types of cancer are considered lethal.

Symptoms

Being aware of symptoms can lead to an early diagnosis, which can in turn lead to a more successful treatment. Although symptoms will differ from case to case, due to the location of the cancer, by nature most symptoms develop in the respiratory systems. Some symptoms to look for are:

  • Breathing problems.
  • Irregular coughing or coughing up blood.
  • Change in voice and/or hoarseness of throat.
  • Weakened immune.

Causes of Lung Cancer

Most people associate lung cancer with smoking tobacco, and while this is the leading cause of lung cancer, it is not the only cause. Other causes can include but are not limited to; exposure to dangerous gases, pollution and passive smoking. Also, a person’s genetic predisposition can also be a factor in the risk of developing lung cancer.

For more information, take a look at the video below. This short video gives an overview of exactly how lung cancer can develop, how it will affect your body and how to prevent it. The good news is that the video explains that lung cancer is one of the most avoidable cancers. Take a look to raise your lung cancer awareness.

Raising awareness for lung cancer can potentially save the lives of thousands. Being aware of symptoms or prevention methods for yourself and those around you can either result in early diagnosis or total prevention. BE CANCER AWARE.

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