Prostate Cancer Awareness Video
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly, and finding and treating it before symptoms occur may not improve men's health or help them live longer. Explore the links on this page to learn about prostate cancer treatment, prevention, screening, statistics, research, and more.
PROSTATE CANCER SCREENING
3rd Wednesday of the month*
1:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M.
Howard University Cancer Center
Suite B125 (basement level)
AN APPOINTMENT CALL:
(202) 806-7697 or (202) 865-4653
The “Men Take Ten” program provides educational material and prostate cancer screening to men 40-75 years old, living in the DC Metro Area that have not been screened in the last 12
Prostate cancer is a disease in which cancerous cells develop in the prostate, one of the male sex glands. Cancer of the prostate is one of the most commonly occurring cancers in men in the United States. Although the cause of the disease is not known, we do know that the growth of cancer cells (like normal cells) is stimulated by male hormones, particularly testosterone.
We have an expert team of urologists, medical and radiation oncologists and allied healthcare teams who are committed to providing care that is personalized in every sense of the word.
Having prostate cancer can be challenging. However, understanding the disease, learning how to manage symptoms and side effects, maintaining your emotional health, and engaging in strategies for healthy living can provide a sense of control and enhance well-being. We can prepare you for the many choices and issues you might face throughout your treatment.
The HUPTI treatment experience is as unique as our patients. Read their stories above to learn more. If you would like to learn more about the proton therapy experience at HUPTI, we’d be happy to connect you with one of our graduates who have volunteered to share their experiences and answer any of your questions.
Our book was spawned from three generations of prostate cancer. We’ve survived, we’re thriving, and we want to share our story. In our new book, my dad and I describe what the last two generations did to increase our chances for longevity post-surgery.
For more information, and to register for the Virtual Prostate Cancer Support Group, contact Hope Connections for Cancer Support at firstname.lastname@example.org