What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer--From Dr. Drew

September 3, 2014 4:25 PM

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What You Need to Know About Prostate Cancer--From Dr. Drew

Dr. Drew Pinsky returned from a Carribbean vacation two years ago feeling ill, with chills so rattling that he had to go to the hospital. He figured he must have caught a tropical disease. Although his symptoms passed, his wife urged him to get a follow-up examination. His doctor discovered something unexpected: he had an elevated PSA, a sign of trouble in his prostate. He got treated for prostatitis, an inflammation of the prostate, but was not getting better. He reluctantly had a biopsy and received a new diagnosis: prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 men, making it the most common non-skin cancer in America. In 2014 alone, 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 29,000 will die from the disease. Currently hosting Dr. Drew on Call on HLN, Loveline on KROQ radio and his own podcasts, Dr. Dre...

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