Prostate Cancer & Preventative Screenings For Men Under 50
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Every year, 3 million men are affected by prostate cancer worldwide. The risk of prostate cancer increases as men age. For this reason, it is very important for men over 50 to have regular prostate cancer screenings.
But what about men under 50? Are regular screenings still important?
YES! During your annual exam, earlier prostate screenings may be recommended if there is a family history of prostate cancer. Checking your prostate on a regular basis is necessary because prostate cancer symptoms are often silent, and can only be detected with a prostate cancer screening.
For more information about Prostate Cancer Screening, visit our Prostate Issues page, or give us a call.