Prostate Cancer Quiz
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Prostate Cancer Quiz

Every man should know the risks of prostate cancer. Test your prostate cancer knowledge with this quiz.

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Prostate Cancer Quiz
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Question 1 of 20 Correct

What does the prostate do?

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The correct answer is: A walnut-sized gland, the prostate is part of the reproductive system that works to produce and transport semen.

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Question 2 of 20 Correct

True or false: Some studies show a link between early balding and prostate cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Some research suggests that men who begin losing hair before the age of 30 are more likely to develop prostate cancer later in life; possibly because they have higher testosterone levels.

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What is a common sign of prostate cancer?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. In addition, the presence of blood in the urine may also indicate prostate cancer.

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Which of these can help prevent prostate cancer?

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The correct answer is: According to Dean Ornish, MD, president of the Preventive Medicine Research Institute, a recent study showed that patients with prostate cancer who are overweight have a higher risk of recurrence than those with normal body weight. Thus, bringing weight into a normal range may reduce the risk of recurrence and lower the risk of ever getting prostate cancer.

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Which of these statements is true?

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The correct answer is: Every year, 240,000 men in the U.S. are diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the second most common cancer in men behind skin cancer. One in every six men will be diagnosed with the disease, and one in 36 men will die from it.

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What is prostate cancer?

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The correct answer is: Prostate cancer begins on the prostate and branches out to attack the rest of the body as it progresses.

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True or false: Frequent sex can decrease a man's chance of getting prostate cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. Men who have sex six times a week or have approximately 21 ejaculations a month are 33 percent less likely to get prostate cancer.

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At what age should a man ask his doctor about prostate cancer screening?

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The correct answer is: The American Cancer Society suggests discussing the prostate exam with your doctor at age 50, or sooner depending on your risk. If you decide to have a prostate exam, get the PSA and possibly also a digital rectal exam (DRE). But talk with your doctor to decide what's right for you.

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What is tested in a PSA test?

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The correct answer is: The PSA (prostate specific antigen) test checks the amount of PSA proteins in the bloodstream.

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How is a PSA test performed?

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The correct answer is: Blood is drawn from a vein in the arm and then tested for PSA levels.

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True or false: A high PSA number means you have prostate cancer.

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The correct answer is: This one's a definite "maybe." A PSA measures inflammation, so higher numbers correlate with the amount of inflammation. This may or may not mean you have prostate cancer. Instead of focusing on the number, pay attention to how much the number goes up each year -- a normal annual increase is 30 percent or less.

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True or false: Prostate cancer screening has become controversial.

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The correct answer is: This is true. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) now recommends against PSA-based screening for prostate cancer for men of all ages because of potential harms, including side effects -- sometimes very serious -- caused by unnecessary tests or treatment. However, many doctors don't agree, saying that the USPSTF underestimates the benefits and overestimates the harms of prostate cancer screening.

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How do you know if you should get a PSA test or not?

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The correct answer is: According to the American Cancer Society, doctors and patients should have a careful discussion about whether the test is beneficial for each individual.

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Which of these is a treatment for prostate cancer?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Among the methods for treating prostate cancer are: chemotherapy, cryosurgery (freezing parts of the prostate), prostatectomy (removing the entire prostate) and brachytherapy (using radioactive seeds to treat cancer).

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Which of the following have been shown to improve prostate health?

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The correct answer is: All of the above. Some experts believe that these and other foods, including pomegranates, have been shown to improve prostate health.

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True or false: Having benign prostatic hypertrophy (BPH) increases your chance of prostate cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is false. Benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, is a non-cancerous inflammation of the prostate and is a very common condition. Having BPH does not increase the risk of prostate cancer.

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True or false: African American men are more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men.

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The correct answer is: This is true. It's not clear why, but African American men have the highest rate of prostate cancer; American Indians, Asians and Pacific Islanders have the lowest.

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Which of these is a risk factor for developing prostate cancer?

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The correct answer is: Both of the above. Risk factors for developing prostate cancer include being older, being African American and having a male relative who has had the disease.

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How many stages of prostate cancer are there?

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The correct answer is: Levels of prostate cancer increase in danger and in scope. Stage 1, for instance, is limited to the prostate and can't be detected with a physical exam. Stage 4 has progressed to tissues in the surrounding areas.

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True or false: There is a vaccine for prostate cancer.

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The correct answer is: This is true. There is a vaccination for stage 4 prostate cancer. However, the vaccine is for the treatment of prostate cancer, not the prevention of it.

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