Prostate Health. Presented by: Sandra Finnigan and Fernando Velasquez. Major Points of Emphasis. Anatomy Of Prostate, Location Effects Of Aging On The Prostate Prostate Health Problems Signs & Symptoms Benefits Of Prostate Screening Important Information To Share With Your Doctor.
Prostate Health Presented by: Sandra Finnigan and Fernando Velasquez
Major Points of Emphasis • Anatomy Of Prostate, Location • Effects Of Aging On The Prostate • Prostate Health Problems • Signs & Symptoms • Benefits Of Prostate Screening • Important Information To Share With Your Doctor
Top Prostate Health Problems • Prostatitis • Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia • Prostate Cancer
Prostatitis • Inflammation of the prostate • Commonly caused by infection What are some possible signs & symptoms?
Signs & Symptoms • Treated with antibiotics
Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) • Prostate gland enlargement • Cause is unknown
Signs & Symptoms Treatment Available
Prostate Cancer • Cancer of the prostate • Cause is unknown • Aging is a major risk factor Bladder Prostate
Signs & Symptoms Treatment available
Early Signs & Symptoms No symptoms
Best To Catch Early • Prostate Specific Antigen Testing (PSA) • Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
Yearly Screening High Risk begin at age 40 Low Risk begin at age 50
Doctor Communication What information should you share? When & what tests should be done?
Share Symptoms Ask for yearly PSA and DRE testing to be done at age 40, for high risk, or at age 50.
Available Resources Provide preventive health care services at low costs • Heartland Health Center • Chicago: • Rogers Park • Lincoln Square • Uptown Clinic • Chicago • ACCESS Clinic • Evanston • Chicago: • Rogers Park
When should yearly prostate screening begin? High Risk? Low Risk?
November 2010PowerPoint Presentation by Sandra Finnigan and Fernando VelasquezUniversity of Illinois at Chicago Nursing Students The collaboration between the UIC College of Nursing and the Heartland Alliance organization was made possible with funding from the Office of Refugee Resettlement, Department of Health and Human Services provided to the Illinois Department of Public Health and the Illinois Department of Human Services.