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Community Care Hospice

1669 Rombach Ave.
Wilmington, OH 45177
Phone: 937.382.5400
Fax: 937.383.3898

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Hospice of Central Ohio

Newark

2269 Cherry Valley Rd.
Newark, OH 43055
740.788.1400

Inpatient Care Center

1320 West Main St.
Newark, OH 43055
740.344.0379

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

Mitchell-Thomas Center
100 W. McCreight Ave., Ste. 400
Springfield, OH 45504
Phone: 937.390.9665

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.,
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, Ohio 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

222 N. Oakland Ave.,
Washington Court House, OH 43160
740.335.0149

Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.,
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

550 Summit Ave., Ste. 101,
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

1.800.653.4490 info@OhiosHospice.org
What You Should Know – Prostate Cancer Awareness

What You Should Know – Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers afflicting American men. In fact, about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Despite how common it is, nearly 100% of those diagnosed will receive treatment and be disease free after five years. However, prostate cancer can still be a serious and deadly disease.

Age, race and family history are all risk factors for the disease. Most cases are diagnosed in men over the age of 65 and the disease is more common in men of African American and Caribbean ancestry. The disease appears to have some genetic factor as the risk increases among family members when one or more family members have been diagnosed. Evidence is mixed as to whether diet, obesity, smoking, sexually transmitted diseases or inflammation of the prostate increase risk.

Treatment may involve:

  • Waiting and monitoring the disease
  • Surgery
  • Radiation therapy
  • Chemotherapy
  • Hormone therapy

The best option for treatment will vary by individual circumstance and preference.

Early detection assures the best chance of successful treatment and screenings are an effective means of early diagnosis. PSA screenings and digital rectal exams can reveal indicators of prostate cancer.

In the rare cases where prostate cancer becomes locally advanced and affects other tissues, it can become metastatic. Treatment can help men with this condition live longer and feel better, and palliative care can be beneficial in managing symptoms and side effects of treatment as it progresses. If the disease becomes terminal rather than chronic, hospice care can provide the patient and family members with medical services and support to maintain a better quality of life.

Resources:

https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer.html

http://www.emedicinehealth.com/prostate_cancer_advanced_or_metastatic-health/page3_em.htm

Our affiliates are here to help support your loved one with prostate cancer whenever we are needed. Find a list of our affiliates and locations by clicking here.

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