Prostate Cancer Screening Burleson TX

It initially appeared that a prior family history of prostate cancer was the dominant factor in motivating men to be screened. Men with a family history of prostate cancer were found to be 40% more likely to get screened than those without such history. However, upon closer scrutiny, researchers discovered that family history is only a primary motivator for men who are currently married or co-habitating.

Unamarie Clibon, MD
(817) 551-5312
11805 S Interstate 35 W Ste 201
Burleson, TX
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Oncology (Cancer), Hematology-Internal Medicine
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Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Branch Galveston, Galveston Tx 77550
Graduation Year: 1984

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Janice Kelly Tomberlin, MD
(682) 518-8111
706 Hunters Row Ct
Mansfield, TX
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Female
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Medical School: Univ Of Tx Med Sch At San Antonio, San Antonio Tx 78284
Graduation Year: 1986

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Randall David Crim
(817) 346-6748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
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Medical Oncology

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David Barrera, DO
(817) 263-2600
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
Education
Medical School: Univ Of N Tx Hlth Sci Ctr, Tx Coll Osteo Med, Ft Worth Tx 76107
Graduation Year: 1993

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Harold Paul Freeman
(817) 346-3748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Radiation Oncology

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Patrick Donald Conway, MD
(608) 782-7300
7311 S Hulen St
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
Gender
Male
Education
Medical School: Med Coll Of Wi, Milwaukee Wi 53226
Graduation Year: 1988

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Rebecca E Olvera
(817) 294-7578
6210 John Ryan Dr
Fort Worth, TX
Specialty
Hematology / Oncology, Pediatric Hematology-Oncology

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Stephen Dale Sorgen, MD
(817) 263-2600
6500 Harris Pikewy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Tulane Univ Sch Of Med, New Orleans La 70112
Graduation Year: 1972

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Vetta B Higgs, MD
(817) 346-6748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
Specialties
Oncology (Cancer)
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Univ Of South Al Coll Of Med, Mobile Al 36688
Graduation Year: 1996

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David N Barrera
(817) 346-6748
6500 Harris Pkwy
Fort Worth, TX
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Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Single Men and Risk of Prostate Cancer

Is it possible that being a single male could prove to be hazardous to your health? Research suggests that this may indeed be the case if you are a single male at risk of prostate cancer. A long term men’s health study was recently conducted on over 2,400 U.S. men. Results of the study were used to gain insight into the factors that motivate men to proactively seek prostate screenings. It initially appeared that a prior family history of prostate cancer was the dominant factor in motivating men to be screened. Men with a family history of prostate cancer were found to be 40% more likely to get screened than those without such history. However, upon closer scrutiny, researchers discovered that family history is only a primary motivator for men who are currently married or co-habitating.

What’s Love Got to Do With It?

Researchers must do subsequent research to determine what additional factors have a direct bearing on motivating men to get prostate screenings. However, the initial evidence clearly shows that involvement in a committed relationship, be it marriage or co-habitation, has a positive impact in this regard. Conventional wisdom is that the concerned significant other exerts influence to persuade or encourage the at risk male to receive regular prostate screenings. An analysis of higher risk men, who live alone, showed that they are less likely to be screened than those at lower risk who live with a wife or partner. Recognizing the significance of this finding has caused researchers to consider directly targeting spouses and partners, in addition to the at risk men themselves, in hopes of increasing the percentage of men regularly getting screened.

Other Risk Factors

While interesting to consider, singleness, is far from being the most important risk factor for assessing the likelihood of contracting prostate cancer. Studies show that African American men are 61% more likely than their Caucasian counterparts to develop prostate cancer. Men with a first degree relative (i.e. father, brother, son) with the disease are twice as likely to contract it. In addition to race and genetics, social and environmental factors such as diet and nutrition can play a contributing role as well.

Early Detection is Key

Prostate cancer affects roughly 1 in 6 men. Instances of contracting this cancer are nominal in men under 40. However, the rate increases exponentially for men who fall in the 40-59 age bracket. Prostate cancer, like any cancer, is most curable when detected in the early stages. The recommendation of the American Cancer Society is that men with a family history of prostate cancer be initially screened for the disease once they turn 45, and annually thereafter.

 

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