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Incontinence and impotence: Man hopes to create discussion about prostate cancer

Even though his own father had prostate cancer, Mark Shanahan, a journalist at the Boston Globe, didn’t know much about the disease until he was also diagnosed with it seven years ago.

He didn’t know what the standard treatment for prostate cancer was, despite it running in his family, and he wasn’t even that familiar with what the prostate does. (It’s a gland located between the bladder and penis and secretes fluids to protect the sperm.) Shortly after his diagnosis, Shanahan, now 55, realized that he was like most people in his lack of knowledge of this disease, which affects 1 in 9 men and kills 1 in 41, per the American Cancer Society.

 

Read the full article here. 

source: Maura Hohman - TODAY.com