What Every Man, His Family and Church Should Know
We’re talking about prostate cancer symptoms today, because every American church with male members above 50 years old are probably fighting this wicked problem. Pastor, I want you to be informed so you know how to minister to them.
Not every angry “older” man struggles with this diagnosis, but you need to consider these symptoms before you just pass him off as just another unspiritual, grumpy old man. Don’t label them as “uncommitted,” “unmanly” or “weak” because they can’t attend a church program, lead a ministry or attend a small group. Their symptoms or treatment needs take priority right now.
Let’s look into prostate cancer symptoms for our men.
Prostate Cancer Symptoms
Prostate cancer really is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Can you believe it? Every year, 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the disease. Fortunately, prostate cancer is one of the most treatable malignancies, if caught early.
Take a look at this Infographic above on prostate cancer symptoms.
After reviewing this, you may have more basic questions or facts needed to understand further. So, let’s dive in!
Basics About Prostate Cancer
Now that you’ve seen some prostate cancer symptoms, I’d like to point you to some basic facts about it so you get the gist. Hopefully, you won’t have to ever struggle with this problem. Perhaps this will bring understanding that will lead to compassion for your older men.
What IS the Prostate?
Want to Know More? It’s a Beautiful Day, Here’s Some Resources!
In conclusion, understand prostate cancer symptoms and how to minister to those who fight them. Let’s keep men following Christ and making an impact on others as well as lead their families with love, nurture, strength and honor.
Why did Neil just write this blog post?
Neil wrote this post for two reasons: first, his own dad was recently diagnosed. He wanted to understand prostate cancer symptoms in order to better love on his parents. The second is because he currently serves a local cancer clinic in Idaho as oncology chaplain and wanted to serve patients better, according to their needs. Third, he’s seen firsthand the ridicule men give each other and dealt with the aftermath frustrations a prostate cancer survivor has gone through. Neil wants to help pastors overcome this trend in disrespect and disregard for our older saints.
If you’d like more information, Neil highly recommends the above resources or go to www.CancerCenter.com.