June is Men’s Health Month and today begins Men’s Health Week, which have been developed to help raise awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease.
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men. Almost 239,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States in 2013 alone.1 There are certain well established risk factors for prostate cancer such as age, ancestry and family history of the disease.2
Although incident rates have increased since the late 1980s when screening with prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests came into broader use, mortality rates have been declining since the mid-1990s.3
Treatment options for the disease include ‘watchful waiting’, hormone, biological or chemotherapy, surgery and radiation therapy.4
Early detection and screening both begin with awareness, so please make sure you take the time to educate yourself this Men’s Health Month. For more information visit >> http://www.menshealthmonth.org/