Are you at risk for prostate cancer?

Thursday, June 22, 2017

About one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, which affects a gland in the male reproductive system. If diagnosed early, prostate cancer is highly treatable. WVU Medicine urologist Adam Luchey, MD, provides you with the facts to protect yourself and your family members. Be sure to see your doctor annually for a check-up.

Dr. Adam Luchey

Risk factors include age, race, and family history.
If you’re male and age 50 and older, African American, or have a family history of the disease, you may be at higher risk for prostate cancer.

A heart-healthy lifestyle will benefit your prostate.
Eat more fruits and vegetables. Eat less fatty meats and high-fat dairy products. Avoid smoking. Exercise for 30 minutes a day.

Screening only takes about 10 minutes.
Symptoms of prostate cancer are usually unnoticeable in the early stages of the disease. That’s why it’s important to see your doctor regularly and talk about your risk factors. Testing for prostate cancer is quick and easy, and can be done with a simple blood test and a physical exam.

We offer you the best diagnosis and treatment options available.
At the WVU Cancer Institute, our urologic and radiation oncology experts provide the whole spectrum of diagnostic tests, advanced imaging, and the latest treatments, including robotic surgery, which can provide faster recovery and fewer complications.