Prostate Cancer Symptoms and more
September is Prostate Awareness Month
A cancer of the prostate gland, a part of the male reproductive system. Prostate is a small walnut-shaped gland in males.
Prostate cancer develops when the prostate cells undergo genetic changes. Changes in bodily functions are the main symptoms. Treatments include chemotherapy, medications to stop hormone activity, radiation therapy, and surgery. These can be used alone or in combinations to treat cancer.
Early stage prostate cancer may not cause any signs or symptoms. Symptoms commonly noted during the advanced stage include:
- Trouble with voiding
- Frequent voiding
- Pain or discomfort in the pelvic area
- Bone Pain
Treatments include chemotherapy, medications to stop hormone activity, radiation therapy, and surgery. These can be used alone or in combinations to treat cancer.
- Hormone therapy
A prostate cell becomes cancerous due to a change in its gene. The exact cause for this change is unknown. The following are risk factors:
- Increasing age
- Family history
I support the use of MRI technology for baselines and to hunt for developing cancers before there are symptoms. You may choose to do the same as we are the advocate for our own health.
WE ARE OPEN & HAVE ADDED EQUIPMENT
In our continued effort to provide excellent and compassionate oral care, Dr. Hoye is now open with additional equipment.
We always utilize hospital grade sterilization techniques. To better keep you and our team safe and healthy the
Pax 2000 extra-oral aerosol collection device with UV & plasma sterilization and HEPPA filtration was added to
each treatment room.
We wish you and your loved ones health and wellness during this time, and commit to actions towards restoring health and wellness in our community.
Dr. Hoye & Staff
How to Wear Your Cloth Face Covering
Regardless of the style you choose, the CDC recommends that your face covering:4
- fits snugly against the side of your face
- is secured with ties or ear loops
- includes multiple layers of fabric
- lets you breathe without restriction