Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients
The following chapter excerpt from Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patient: Third Edition by Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH is provided courtesy of Spry Publishing.
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Promoting Wellness for Prostate Cancer Patients, Third Edition, Mark A. Moyad, MD, MPH Spry Publishing, 877-722-2264, sprypub.com
Men's Health Facts
More cases of Prostate Cancer will be diagnosed in men than any other major cancer
Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men
Men age 50 and younger should get at least 38 grams of fiber per day
33.8% of American adults (aged 20 and older) are obese (BMI over 30) -- up from about 23% in the early 1990s
Every three minutes an American man finds out he has Prostate Cancer
For men, the average age of a first heart attack is 66 years
Smoking kills more than 5 million people a year worldwide, accounting for 1 out of every 10 adult deaths, according to the World Health Organization
The five year survival rate of Prostate Cancer is nearly 100% when detected early
The combination of inactivity and eating the wrong foods is the second most common preventable cause of death in the United States (smoking is the first)
Polyps (precursor to Colon Cancer) are found in about 25% of people by age 50, and 50% of people by age 75
Prostate Cancer often has no early warning signs or symptoms
People with high total cholesterol have approximately twice the risk of heart disease as people with optimal levels
Men who experience Erectile Dysfunction have a greater risk for angina, heart attack or stroke
There are more cases of Prostate Cancer diagnosed each year than Breast Cancer
More than 18 million American men over age 20 have erectile dysfunction
The prevalence of low testosterone among men aged 45 years or older is estimated to be 38%
More than 32,000 men will die from Prostate Cancer
Heart Disease caused approximately 26 percent of men's deaths in 2006.