September is Prostate Health Awareness month and we’d like to share with you some pertinent information men need to know about prostate health and treatment from a new Northwestern Medicine study. The number of new cases of metastatic prostate cancer climbed 72% in the past decade from 2004 to 2013, reports the study. The report considers whether a recent trend of fewer men being screened may be contributing to the rise, or whether the disease has become more aggressive – or both.
The largest increase in new cases was among men 55 to 69 years old, which rose 92% in the past decade. This rise is particularly troubling, the authors said, because men in this age group are believed to benefit most from prostate cancer screening and early treatment.
“One hypothesis is the disease has […]