Myth #3: Prostate cancer is disease for old men

It’s actually the most common cancer diagnosed among men. As a result, it can’t just be viejos who are getting it. The majority of men diagnosed with the disease are over 65 years old, however, 35% of men are in their early 40s when they learn they’ve got prostate cancer. And guess what? A family history of the disease among your own clan increase your risk. Although only 1 in 10,000 men under age 40 will be diagnosed, the rate skyrockets up to 1 in 38 for ages 40 to 59. Once you turn 40 years old talk to your doctor about screenings. By the age of 45 all men sin falta get tested annually.

Myth #4: I don’t have any symptoms. So I must not have prostate cancer.

Wrong. Prostate cancer is one of the most asymptomatic cancers out there. So not all men experience symptoms. Many times symptoms are mistaken or attributed to something else. Signs of the disease are often first detected by a doctor during a routine check-up.

Your takeaway…

The first step in dealing effectively with prostate cancer? Know the facts and eliminate confusion. Recent studies have shown that lifestyle choices such as maintaining a healthy diet. Regular exercise also plays a pivotal role in reducing your risk. Something as simple as walking 30 minutes a day can increase survival rate. Don’t “Fear the Rear” ‘LLEROs your life depends on it!

 

 

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Ismael Rodriguez

Ismael Rodriguez is a former college baseball player, football and soccer standout. He is veteran of over 60 multi-sport endurance races, having completed multiple Ironman races and marathons and is currently the head triathlon coach and founder of the New York City based TriHuracan Endurance & Triathlon Coaching www.trihuracan.com

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