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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Prostate

1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Early detection is the key!

Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer death among American men. When prostate cancer is detected at an early, localized stage, the American Cancer Society reports a relative 5-year survival rate of nearly 100%!

It is suggested that most men should have a prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test performed starting at age 50. A digital rectal exam (DRE) may also be a part of the screening process. Men at higher risk for prostate cancer should consider beginning screenings at an even earlier age.

It is highly recommended that you review your current health and your individual risk factors for potentially developing prostate cancer with your primary care provider to determine what age and frequency of testing is right for you. Don’t put off until tomorrow the preventive steps you can take today!

For more information, call 270-365-0300.