Many men are unaware of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection. In fact, men don’t like to talk about prostate cancer because it’s embarrassing. They will talk with each other about monitoring their blood pressure, checking their cholesterol even getting a colonoscopy. But when it comes to talking about prostate cancer, men are silent.
Prostate cancer maybe an uncomfortable subject to talk about but there’s a lifesaving importance for men to talk among themselves as well as with their doctor about prostate cancer and early detection screening tests such as the PSA test.
According to my doctor, in 2019, prostate cancer was the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the U.S. This is why it is so important for men to end the silence about prostate cancer. Men should talk as openly about prostate cancer and getting a PSA test just as women do about breast cancer and getting a mammogram.
When prostate cancer is discovered early, the survival rate in most cases is much higher and the treatment options can be shorter and less severe than when it’s discovered in the advanced stages.
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