Understanding Prostate Cancer

The Facts on Prostate Cancer

Factores de riesgo y estrategias para reducir su riesgo

The following factors have been shown to increase your risk for Prostate Cancer

Factores modificables: Las siguientes acciones son controlables y, por lo tanto, debe hacer todo lo posible para evitar la mayor cantidad posible de estas acciones. Si algo es inevitable, ¡sea consciente de sus otras acciones para ayudar a combatir el riesgo!

Factores no modificables: Lo siguiente no se puede cambiar. Sin embargo, es importante conocer estos factores para que pueda conocer sus elecciones de estilo de vida y comprender las circunstancias.

Help reduce your risk for Prostate Cancer with these choices

Síntomas y detección temprana



  • Trouble urinating
  • Abnormal, light stream when urinating
  • Blood Urination
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Blood in Semen
  • Abnormal Weight Loss

If any of the above persist, it is strongly encouraged that you schedule an appointment with your doctor to discuss your options. (12)

Detección temprana

Tasa de supervivencia a 5 años por etapa

Porcentaje diagnosticado por etapa

The following graphs show how important it is to detect prostate cancer during the early stages. When it is caught before the cancer has spread to distant parts of the body, the 5 year survival rate is nearly 100%.

¿Quién debe ser examinado?

Typically, if you do not have any of the major risk factors, it is recommended that you consider being screened at age 50.

  • Age 50: No known, major risk factors
  • Age 45: African American individuals and those with an immediate family member (father, brother, etc) who has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • Age 40: Those with two immediate family members (father, brother, etc) who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.

It is important that you discuss your options and learn about the risks associated with prostate cancer testing before engaging in one of the exams. (13)

Qué esperar en una proyección

Treatments for Prostate Cancer

  • Cirugía: Removal of the prostate and surrounding tissue
  • Quimioterapia: Medicamentos diseñados para eliminar las células cancerosas.
  • Radioterapia: Beams of high-energy rays to kill cancer cells
  • Terapia dirigida: Learn about PARP inhibitors for prostate cancer treatment
  • Inmunoterapia: New research that leverages your immune system to attack cancer cells