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Terry Armentrout, a retired engineer, is a prostate cancer survivor whose father died of the disease. He urges men to take screenings seriously.

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Terry Armentrout, a retired engineer, is a prostate cancer survivor whose father died of the disease. He urges men to take screenings seriously.



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Terry Armentrout, a retired engineer, is a prostate cancer survivor whose father died of the disease. He urges men to take screenings seriously.

What men need to know

September is national Prostate Cancer Awareness Month because the disease is the second leading cause of cancer death of American men, behind only lung cancer.

According to the American Cancer Society, there will be about 180,890 new cases involving the prostate diagnosed in 2016, with about 26,210 deaths.

One man in seven will be diagnosed with the disease and one in 39 will die of cancer.

However, most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die. In fact, more than 2.9 million men in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with the disease are still alive today.

Gorge Urology recommends that men get regular screenings to catch cancer early, when there is a high probability of the disease being curable. ­

After prostate cancer claimed the life of his father, Terry Armentrout of The Dalles knew that he would be at higher risk for the disease and made regular checkups a priority...

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Hugo 1 year, 7 months ago

I think the PSA tests are recommendable, just my opinion here. I did not experience having prostate cancer, but I had to deal with strong bph symptoms, it was really uncomfortable and it just worse with the time, I still rememeber I would stand in the restroom for about 10 minutes waiting to go to pee, I would not be able to sleep because I felt like I needed to pee almost each 5 mins... it was really a nightmare for me. The urologist told me those are normal symptoms and prescribed me alpharise health for it, well to make it short, it was the solution for my prostate problem. I really recommend it

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