Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
At Alaska CyberKnife, we’re proud to provide world-class cancer treatments to Anchorage, AK and the greater community of Alaska. We prioritize nonsurgical, noninvasive treatments like CyberKnife whenever possible, and we’re committed to making the cancer treatment and recovery process as easy and convenient as possible for our patients. No matter what cancerous condition you may be facing, early detection and treatment always provide the best chance at successful treatment – which is why we feel like awareness initiatives like Prostate Cancer Awareness Month are so important.
Know the Warning Signs of Prostate Cancer
That’s right – September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and it’s the ideal time to learn more about this common cancer and take note of the early warning signs so you can watch out for it in yourself and your loved ones. Prostate cancer is among the most common cancers in men, affecting 1 out of every 7 men over the course of his lifetime. With early detection, prostate cancer is entirely treatable – but it’s important to understand the symptoms. A few of the most common symptoms of prostate cancer include:
- Difficulty or pain when urinating
- Difficulty stopping or starting urination
- Reduced flow or velocity of urine
- Swelling in the pelvic area
- Pain in the pelvic area
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Unexplained weight loss
- Unexplained fatigue
In addition to watching for these common symptoms, it’s critical to maintain a schedule of preventive screenings. All men over 50 should have an annual appointment with their doctor for a prostate screening, and you should talk to your doctor about your own risk factors for prostate cancer and what you can do to prevent it. By taking a proactive approach, learning the symptoms, and maintaining regular cancer screenings, you can give yourself the best chance of maintaining a healthy prostate and beating cancer if it ever does develop.
Schedule an Appointment with Your Anchorage, AK Cancer Treatment Center
If you have any other questions on prostate cancer or want to discuss cancer treatment for yourself or a loved one, the treatment team at Alaska CyberKnife is always happy to help. We’re proud to offer state-of-the-art cancer treatment to patients all over Alaska, and we’ll work with you individually to design the ideal treatment plan to suit your needs. Call us today at (907) 312-2112 to learn more about prostate cancer or schedule a consultation for yourself or a loved one. Together, we’ll help you beat cancer and reclaim a healthy, happy body!