Prostate Cancer: 7 Common Myths About It

No one believes that they will actually get prostate cancer. In the best of all worlds, no one would, but unfortunately over a million males across the world are diagnosed each and every year. The best way to effectively deal with an issue is to be informed about it, so we’re here to dispel some common myths that surround the issue.

Number Seven: Prostate Cancer Only Happens to Old Men

It’s true that the majority of victims of this disease are older men, but there’s a decent amount of people who get it that aren’t even 65 yet. 40% of men, to be exact.

Number Six: My Dad Got It, so I Will as Well

Although chances are twice as high for getting it if your father or someone else in your family had the disease, it doesn’t mean it will definitely happen to you. Talk to your doctor and get regular checkups to set your mind at ease on the issue.

Number Five: It Can’t Kill You

Although a lot of people survive cancer due to advancements in medicine, others are not so lucky. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of death, behind lung cancer, for adult males.

Number Four: It the Cancer Returns, It Will be For Good

It’s understandable that someone would be unsettled by their cancer coming back, but it doesn’t mean it’s back forever! You can treat it again.

Number Three: PSA Tests are Harmful

There are certain experts who recommend not receiving regular PSA tests. These recommendations can be misleading, however. The test itself is only a harmless blood test. While PSA tests are not without flaw, they aren’t overtly bad for you either.

Number Two: If Your PSA is Low, You Can Rule Out Cancer

It can be tempting to jump to conclusions, especially about being cancer free. But it’s important to remember that tests are not perfect, and can’t give definitive answers. If you suspect something is wrong, you should receive additional testing.

Number One: Treatment Always Leads to Impotence Issues

This can be a symptom, but it’s not the case for everyone. Thanks for reading our list.