LECTURE 21 - Biology of Cancer and AIDS Lecture 21: For Our...

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Lecture 21: For Our Fathers: Prostate Cancer Biology of Cancer and AIDS
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What do these men have in common? John Kerry
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What is Prostate Cancer? Definition of prostate cancer : Cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men. Estimated new cases and deaths from prostate cancer in the United States in 2007: New cases: 218,890 Deaths: 27,050 http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/types/prostate
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Incidence and Mortality Rate Trends Prostate cancer incidence and mortality highest in African Americans Incidence increases exponentially with age. http://www.cancerline.com/cancerlinehcp/9898_12037_6_1_2.aspx http://planning.cancer.gov/disease/Prostate-Snapshot.pdf
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http://health.msn.com/menshealth/articlepage.aspx?cp-documentid=100110607 Major Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
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Prostate Cancer Symptoms Early prostate cancer usually has no or few symptoms and as a result is often not diagnosed until a later stage. Weak or interrupted urine flow Frequent urination Difficulty urinating Blood in the urine or semen Pain or burning on urination Impotence Prostate cancer most frequently metastasize to the bones, causing bone pain.
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Geographical Incidence and Mortality
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Location of The Prostate Gland
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This note was uploaded on 04/08/2008 for the course MICROBIO 160 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Spring '08 term at UMass (Amherst).

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LECTURE 21 - Biology of Cancer and AIDS Lecture 21: For Our...

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