September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!
September is National Prostate Health Month. Prostate cancer is the second most common form of cancer in men, and currently around 3 million men in America are living with this disease. Cancer is a devastating disease that tears apart families and communities. Fortunately, routine prostate cancer screening has drastically reduced the number of prostate cancer deaths.
Men between the ages of 55 and 69 years of age should talk to their doctors about their prostate cancer risks and determine if screening is right for them. The process begins with a simple blood test and can be accomplished relatively quickly without any major interruptions to your week.
To determine if you should consider a routine prostate cancer screening, check out this information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and speak to your doctor.
With modern screenings the harms of prostate cancer can be greatly reduced.