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Prostate Cancer


Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer in American men and the second leading cause of cancer deaths among men.

One out of every 11 American men will develop prostate cancer. The risk increases with age. However, when caught and treated, the five-year survival rate is 99%.

The risk for developing prostate cancer rises significantly with age, and 60% of newly diagnosed cases occur in men over the age of 70.

Warning Signs

If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your provider for a thorough examination:

  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Frequent urination, especially at night
  • Inability to urinate
  • Nagging pain or stiffness in the back, hips, upper thighs, or pelvis
  • Painful ejaculation
  • Pain or burning during urination
  • Weak or interrupted urinary flow

Prevention

The American Cancer Society recommends an annual screening for men over the age of 50.

African-American men and all men with a family history of prostate cancer should consider annual screenings beginning at age 40.

Risk Factors
  • Family History
  • Diet High in Saturated Fat
  • Exposure to Heavy Metals (such as Cadmium)
  • Race
  • Sedentary Lifestyle
  • Smoking

Prostate Cancer Support Team


Mid Coast Medical Group–Urology

Urology


Amy B. Bosinske, MS, PA-C

Robert J. Campbell, MD

Francine D'Alfonso, FNP

Heidi W. Harmon, FNP, RNFA

Craig A. Hawkins, MD

Michael R. Curtis, MD

Mid Coast Medical Group–Cancer & Blood Disorders

Cancer & Blood Disorders


John J. Gullo, MD

Mikee Spaulding, FNP-C

Prostate Cancer Support Groups


Brunswick Area Prostate Cancer Network Group
FREE
When: Third Tuesday of Every Month, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Held: Mid Coast Hospital, 123 Medical Center Drive, Brunswick @ Café Conference Room
Phone: (855) 552-7200 x800

The Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer works cooperatively with many groups and organizations in Maine and around the country to achieve the common goal of eradicating prostate cancer.

This group is privately run by the Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer and is not facilitated by Mid Coast–Parkview Health providers.


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