When something that affects one in nine men is 99 percent treatable and easily detected, it seems like a no-brainer to get screened. Know the signs of prostate cancer, get your screening and encourage all the men in your life to get checked as well. Here are a few more things you can do for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness for this highly treatable disease.
- Get screened! Screening guidelines for prostate cancer were updated in 2017. If you have a family history of prostate cancer, start your regular screenings at age 40. If you’re African-American, start your screenings at 45. If you have no family history of prostate cancer and you’re not African-American, you can wait until you’re 50.
- Share your story. You never know what will help someone make the choice to get screened. Share your story on social media, bring it up in conversation and make sure everyone in your life knows why it’s important to get screened.
- Give. Although many breakthroughs have been made in prostate cancer research, there is still so much to learn. Find an organization like the Prostate Cancer Foundation to donate to this month.
Still want to do more? Get involved and Save the Males!