Final Installment (for this year) of PROSTATE CANCER FACTS:
#1) A great resource for beating the disease (and for maintaining your health) is Bob Markini's book "You Can Beat Prostate Cancer".
#2) When diagnosed early, prostate cancer is very treatable!
#3) Know your PSA scores! A "normal" result is between 0 and 4.0. However, a year-to-year change in value of more than 0.5 should be checked out as "PSA velocity" is just as important as the actual score.
#4) Men over 40 should get their PSA tested (it is painless) every 12 months … start even younger if there is family history.
#5) Prostrate Cancer runs in families. Men with 2 blood relatives diagnosed with Prostate Cancer have an 80% likelihood of getting the disease at some point in their lives.