Prostate Cancer Screening Weirton WV

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.

Ranjan Prakash Bhandari
(740) 264-5770
100 Welday Ave
Wintersville, OH
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Internal Medicine, Hematology / Oncology

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Ranjan Prakash Bhandari, MD
(740) 264-5770
100 Welday Ave Ste E
Wintersville, OH
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Graduation Year: 2007

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George Gordon McCormack, MD
(361) 884-6391
3204 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
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Oncology (Cancer), Radiation Oncology
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Medical School: Univ Di Roma-La Sapienza, Fac Di Med E Chirurgia, Roma, Italy
Graduation Year: 1969

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Jerome Seid
(412) 621-7778
601 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV
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Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Hematology & Oncology Assoc

Maria Rosalia Tirona
(304) 399-6602
1400 Hal Greer Boulevard
Huntington, WV
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Hematology / Oncology, Medical Oncology

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Francisco V F Lopez, MD
(626) 301-0862
200 Luray Dr
Steubenville, OH
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Univ Of Santo Tomas, Fac Of Med And Surg, Manila, Philippines
Graduation Year: 1989

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Mohammad Pervaiz Rahman, MD
(740) 266-3900
3204 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Dow Med Coll, Univ Of Karachi, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1985

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Tarit Kanti Dutta, MD
(724) 728-2225
2139 Brodhead Rd
Aliquippa, PA
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Radiology, Radiation Oncology, Medical Oncology
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Male
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Medical School: Gauhati Med Coll, Gauhati Univ, Gauhati, Assam, India
Graduation Year: 1966

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Mohammad Rahman
(740) 266-3900
3204 Johnson Rd
Steubenville, OH
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Medical Oncology
Associated Hospitals
Oncology

Syed Fuad Hassany, MD
(304) 235-2480
701 College Hl Ste 2
Williamson, WV
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Oncology (Cancer)
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Male
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Medical School: Aga Khan Med Coll, Aga Khan Univ, Karachi, Pakistan
Graduation Year: 1994

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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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