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Prostate cancer - FAQ's

  1. How common is prostate cancer?

    • Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men. It affects a significant number of individuals worldwide.

  2. How does prostate cancer compare with other cancers?

    • In terms of prevalence, prostate cancer ranks high. However, its progression and impact can vary significantly from person to person.

  3. How treatable is prostate cancer?

    • Over 80% of prostate cancers are detected when the cancer is still localized within the prostate or its immediate vicinity. Consequently, treatment success rates are generally high.

  4. What are the symptoms of prostate cancer?

    • Prostate cancer may not always cause noticeable symptoms in its early stages. However, some signs include difficulty urinating, blood in urine or semen, and discomfort in the pelvic area.

  5. How is prostate cancer detected if there are no symptoms?

    • Regular screenings, including PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) tests and digital rectal exams, help detect prostate cancer even before symptoms appear.

  6. What can I do to prevent or slow prostate cancer?

    • While there’s no magic bullet, maintaining a healthy lifestyle is crucial. Regular exercise (at least 30 minutes a day) and a diet rich in fresh fruits, vegetables, and low in sugars and red meat can be protective.

  7. What is the lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer?

  8. Where can I find more information about prostate cancer and treatment options?

  • You can explore resources from organizations like the Prostate Cancer Foundation and consult with healthcare professionals for detailed information on treatment options.

9. What should I do if I or someone I love has just been diagnosed with prostate cancer?

Breast cancer - FAQ's

Remember, early detection and awareness play a crucial role in managing breast cancer. If you have any concerns, consult with healthcare professionals and consider joining support groups for additional guidance.


1. Can physical activity reduce the risk of breast cancer?

  • Regular exercise boosts the immune system and helps you maintain a healthy weight, potentially reducing breast cancer risk.

2. Can a healthy diet help prevent breast cancer?

  • A nutritious, low-fat diet with plenty of fruits and green vegetables may contribute to prevention.

3. How often should I do a breast self-exam (BSE)?

  • Give yourself a breast self-exam once a month. Look for any changes in breast tissue.
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