DR. MEL'S NEWSLETTER / September 2020 - Vol. 2

DR. MEL’S NEWSLETTER / September 2020 – Vol. 2
Gentlemen, we haven’t forgotten you…
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September is both Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month (the topic of our last newsletter*) and Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. So, we are making sure to spread awareness to everyone at this special time.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. But, it also has the most survivorship. Why is that? Because most prostate cancers can be found early through proper screening. While advanced prostate cancers can sometimes cause symptoms, such as:

 

  • Problems urinating, including a slow or weak urinary stream or the need to urinate more often, especially at night
  • Blood in the urine or semen
  • Trouble getting an erection
  • Pain in the hips, back (spine), chest (ribs), or other areas from cancer that has spread to bones
  • Weakness or numbness in the legs or feet, or even loss of bladder or bowel control from cancer pressing on the spinal cord
 

Early prostate cancer usually causes no symptoms at all! So it is really important you guys get appropriate screening for your age and risk level.

It is also important to point out that some of the symptoms above are nonspecific. That means that they can be caused by something other than cancer. For example, trouble urinating is much more often caused by benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a non-cancerous growth of the prostate. So, it is important to get proper screening whether you have symptoms or not.

So the key question is… what is proper screening?

And the answer is… it depends!

What does it depend on? Your age and your risk.

Average-risk men should begin regular prostate examinations by age 50. However, some men should start earlier and might need more tests more frequently to check for prostate cancer.

How do you know what YOU should be doing?

Take our free Know4No quiz to find out if you are at average risk for cancer (not just prostate) or if you have risk factors that may signal that you have special considerations for screening and prevention…

Because the key to having
No cancer is to
Know your risk,
 
 
 
Take Your Know4No Quiz TODAY!!
 
 
 
* Ladies, if you missed our Gynecologic Awareness Month newsletter, and you’d like to receive a copy of it, please email us at health@cancerriskprevention.com, and we will forward you a copy right away.
 
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