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How prevalent is prostate cancer?
What are the symptoms?
Can prostate cancer be detected early?
What are the risk factors?
If any medical treatments are ordered by my doctor, will my insurance cover them?
Who is part of the treatment team?



How prevalent is prostate cancer?

Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer among men in the U.S.

What are the symptoms?

Early symptoms of prostate cancer may be unnoticeable. Some men experience urinary problems (difficulty urinating, the need to urinate more frequently, pain or burning when urinating), blood in the urine or semen, difficulty having an erection, or frequent pain in the lower back, hips or upper thigh.

Can prostate cancer be detected early?

Prostate cancer can be detected early through regular screenings. Men over 50 should be screened annually.

What are the risk factors?

  • Age over 65
  • Race (African-American men are at greater risk than Caucasian, Hispanic or Asian-American men)
  • Family history of prostate cancer
  • Diet high in animal fats
     

If any medical treatments are ordered by my doctor, will my insurance cover them?

Depending on the type of coverage, most commercial insurance carriers will pay the major share of the cost. You should always consult your insurance company to determine proper coverage.

Who is part of the treatment team?

The team at Advocate Christ Medical Center is staffed by a specially trained team of urologists, reconstructive urologists, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, genetics counselors and nurses, who are dedicated to caring for patients with prostate cancer. You will remain under the care of your primary care physician while you are treated by the specialists at Christ Medical Center. To ensure that your physician is kept up-to-date, our team will provide ongoing reports on the progress you have made.

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