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Prostate Cancer / Breast Cancer Brother / Sister Diseases Your Name PCCNC Women’s Programs www.pccnc.org Your phone number. Prostate Cancer Coalition of North Carolina. Had your annual mammogram? We are all concerned about Breast Cancer 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with BC .

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prostate cancer coalition of north carolina
Prostate Cancer / Breast Cancer

Brother / Sister Diseases

Your Name

PCCNC Women’s Programs

www.pccnc.org

Your phone number

Prostate Cancer Coalition of North Carolina
screening is key
Had your annual mammogram?

We are all concerned about Breast Cancer

1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with BC

Has your partner had a prostate exam?

We need to be concerned about Prostate Cancer

1 in 5 men will be diagnosed

Screening is key
prostate cancer epidemic in the united states
Prostate Cancer: Epidemic In The United States
  • ~230,000 new cases reported cases this year
  • ~30,000 deaths from prostate cancer this year
  • Second leading cause of cancer deaths among American men
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Prostate Cancer:

Epidemic In North Carolina

  • Fifth highest death rate in nation
  • African-American men in NC have the highest death rate in the world 
  • 6,800 newly diagnosed cases this year 
  • ~900 men will die this year in NC alone
my story
My Story
  • Supplement details about your personal story/why you advocate for awareness here
prostate cancer risk factors
Prostate Cancer Risk Factors
  • Family History
  • Ethnicity
  • Nutrition
myths
Myths
  • Prostate cancer is an old man’s disease
  • Prostate cancer is easy to cure
  • Men die with prostate cancer, not from it
  • Prostate cancer is slow growing
  • Prostate cancer always exhibits symptoms
annual check ups are his best defense
Annual Check-ups Are His Best Defense
  • The earlier Prostate Cancer is detected, the better chances of survival
  • Early detection means there are more treatment options available
how often should he be tested
How Often Should He Be Tested ?
  • “Benchmark” at 40 & 45
  • Annually, if....
    • He is over 50
    • He is over 40 and have a risk factor such as
      • family history of prostate cancer
      • African-American descent
what tests are used to screen for pc
What Tests Are Used to Screen for PC?
  • Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) blood test
    • Desirable value is age and history dependent
  • Digital Rectal Examination (DRE)
    • “No abnormalities felt” is the desirable outcome
  • Both tests are needed for complete screening
statistics demonstrate women are better
Statistics Demonstrate Women Are Better…
  • than men about seeing their physicians on a regular basis
  • A “LITTLE” coaxing may be in order….
possible symptoms
Possible Symptoms
  • Frequent urination at night
  • Weak or interrupted urine flow
  • Inability to urinate
  • Painful or burning urination
  • Blood in urine
  • Pain or stiffness in lower back or hips
  • Decreased sexual function
urge him to see a physician
Urge Him to See a Physician
  • Offer to make the appointment
  • Make sure doctor’s office schedules PC screening
  • Suggest that you both talk to someone you know who has had prostate testing
  • Be supportive
  • Don’t Panic……
don t panic because he may
Don’t Panic, Because He May
  • not have prostate cancer
  • have a non-cancerous swelling of the prostate
  • have an inflammation of the prostate
if he is diagnosed with prostate cancer
If He Is Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
  • Start by asking the doctor about treatment options, side effects
  • Become a student, do your own research, become informed
  • Research: library, internet
  • Contact local PC support group to speak personally to a survivor and his partner
if he is diagnosed with prostate cancer16
Help him take control

Examine his choices with him

Ask questions about treatment

Match treatment with the man

Education is everything

Visit or join a support group

Talk about it together

Make it a team effort

If He is Diagnosed With Prostate Cancer
summary
Summary
  • Take care of yourself – get annual mammograms
  • Have your man get a “benchmark” PSA at 40
    • Repeat at 45
  • Annually after 50
  • If you encounter resistance from medical community, INSIST ON SCREENING!!!
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