Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. More than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.
This is why it is so important for men to understand what Prostate cancer is and how it can effect thier body as well as how to identify the simptons and warning signs in an effort to get treatment before it’s too late.
On June 18, 2015 Dr. Dannie Williams and a cast of Medical Professions will be hosting a Prostate awareness event at the Ambassador, located at 800 Halls Ferry Road, St. Louis, MO 63136.
The event is being presented by NB Magazines and will be hosted by none other than the Love & HipHop Atlanta star Rasheeda Frost with quest appearance by…
Recording Artist: Schevette Gill
Spoken Wrod Artist: E.L. Bennett
Comedian: David Graham and more!!!
There will be tons of vendors and sponsors, such as myself; Fanzyflaminfro Products, Trew Money Fragrance, Natural Beauty Magazine and many more.
But most importantly Dr. Williams will be speaking enlightening everyone with her expertise on Prostate cancer.
Tickets are just $20 in advance and $25 at the door; for additional ticket information contact 618-972-6869 or 314-852-3075
Here’s a little information just to give you a small portion of what you can look forward to and how important and effective this event is going to be. Believe me you won’t want to miss it.
Please Come Out To Support And…
Get To Know the Prostate
- The prostate is a gland found only in males. It sits below the urinary bladder and in front of the rectum.
- The size of the prostate changes with age. It grows rapidly during puberty, fueled by the rise in male hormones (called androgens) in the body, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT).
- The prostate usually stays about the same size or grows slowly in adults, as long as male hormones are present. In younger men, it is about the size of a walnut, but it can be much larger in older men.
- The prostate’s job is to make some of the fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells in semen, making the semen more liquid.
Just behind the prostate are glands called seminal vesicles that make most of the fluid for semen. The urethra, which is the tube that carries urine and semen out of the body through the penis, goes through the center of the prostate
Prostate cancer is cancer that occurs in a man’s prostate — a small walnut-shaped gland that produces the seminal fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.
Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in men. Prostate cancer usually grows slowly and initially remains confined to the prostate gland, where it may not cause serious harm. While some types of prostate cancer grow slowly and may need minimal or no treatment, other types are aggressive and can spread quickly.
Prostate cancer that is detected early — when it’s still confined to the prostate gland — has a better chance of successful treatment.
Several types of cells are found in the prostate, but almost all prostate cancers develop from the gland cells (the cells that make the prostate fluid that is added to the semen). The medical term for a cancer that starts in gland cells is adenocarcinoma.
Other types of cancer can also start in the prostate gland, including:
- Small cell carcinomas
- Neuroendocrine tumors (other than small cell carcinomas)
- Transitional cell carcinomas
But these types of prostate cancer are so rare that if you have prostate cancer it is almost certain to be an adenocarcinoma.
Some prostate cancers can grow and spread quickly, but most grow slowly. In fact, autopsy studies show that many older men (and even some younger men) who died of other causes also had prostate cancer that never affected them during their lives. In many cases neither they nor their doctors even knew they had it.
Symptoms of Possible Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer may cause no signs or symptoms in its early stages.
Prostate cancer that is more advanced may cause signs and symptoms such as:
- Trouble urinating
- Decreased force in the stream of urine
- Blood in the semen
- Discomfort in the pelvic area
- Bone pain
- Erectile dysfunction
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you have any signs or symptoms that worry you.
There is debate regarding the risks and benefits of screening for prostate cancer, and medical organizations differ on their recommendations. Discuss prostate cancer screening with your doctor. Together, you can decide what’s best for you.