Sumary of 8 important updates for National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month:
- Back to Healio National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is observed every September.
- An estimated 248,530 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year and about 34,130 men will die of the disease, according to American Cancer Society.
- National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is intended to educate men about prostate cancer risk factors, screening and treatment options.
- In conjunction with the observance, Healio presents the following updates in prostate cancer research that may be relevant to your practice.
- Exercise appeared associated with decreased PSA levels, PSA velocity and prostate cancer cell growth among men with localized prostate cancer under active surveillance.
- Nomenclature for low-grade prostate cancer affected initial perception of the disease among online survey participants presented with a hypothetical clinical scenario.
- Black men with untreated, nonmetastatic prostate cancer appeared significantly less likely than white men to undergo prostatectomy during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic.
- Men with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer and obesity had a higher survival probability than overweight or normal-weight men.