This is my Pa he was the strongest man I know, that is besides my daddy. He had a love for clocks and even taught us how to make and run them. Pa was told he had prostate cancer, at the time he was strong enough to fight it. He was cancer free for so long and when we found out it was back, he was older and would never be able to survive any treatments. We have not only dealt with Pa having cancer, we have with so many in our family with different types. My two aunt are breast cancer survivors, my uncle and aunt lost their battle to lung cancer, my uncle had prostate cancer. My grandpa had throat cancer and my uncle had Kidney and lung cancer. So for me and my sister being checked yearly has become our routine.
We need to make sure the men in our lives are checked, and tested because they are important to us. Polaris Prostate Cancer testing through Myriad Genetics Lab combines traditional risk factors with molecular assessment of the aggressiveness of a persons cancer. Prolaris is the only test that measures how fast prostate cancer cells are dividing. The information obtained from this test greatly impacts the treatment choices that someone diagnosed with Prostate cancer would choose.
Managing clinically localized prostate cancer presents unique challenges for physicians and patients due to its highly variable and often nonaggression nature. Clinical parameters, such as Gleason score and PSA, will continue to serve as the standard measurement for prostate cancer severity, but they do not measure the true hallmark of cancer—cell proliferation.
1.2 million biopsies a year lead to 240,000 prostate cancer diagnoses and 30,000 deaths. Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. Since women tend to take the dominant role in health care and screening in their homes, we want them to be more educated about Prostate cancer and in turn, to educate their loved ones. That’s why Prolaris chose to focus on family friendly bloggers to help spread the message.
Women and men who have a dad, husband, or any man in their life who’s health they care about, make sure your loved ones are being screened routinely. Now ladies, we can let men in our lives know and also share a $1000 for you, $1000 for him sweepstakes. Enter your email and the email of a man who you care about to receive a series of 3 emails about Prostate Cancer.