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Community Care Hospice

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

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice Logo

Ohio's Community Mercy Hospice

1830 N. Limestone St.
Springfield, OH 45503
937.390.9665

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

Chapel Hill
12200 Strausser St. NW
Canal Fulton, OH 44614
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice at United Church Homes

200 Timberline Dr. #1212
Marietta, OH 45750
740.629.9990

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Ohio's Hospice LifeCare

1900 Akron Rd.
Wooster, OH 44691
330.264.4899

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Ohio's Hospice Loving Care

779 London Ave.
Marysville, OH 43040
937.644.1928

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

Ohio's Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties

5940 Long Meadow Dr.
Middletown, OH 45005
513.422.0300

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Ohio's Hospice of Dayton

324 Wilmington Ave.
Dayton, OH 45420
937.256.4490
1.800.653.4490

Ohio's 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 Hospice of Central Ohio at
The Ohio State University
Wexner Medical Center

410 W 10th Ave - 7th Floor
Columbus, OH 43210
614.685.0001

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Ohio's Hospice of Fayette County

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

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County Logo

Ohio's Hospice of Miami County

3230 N. Co. Rd. 25A
Troy, OH 45373
937.335.5191

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

https://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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