September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. And if you (or someone you know) is over 40, and you haven’t done so already, get screened. Prostate cancer is one of the most treatable of cancers if caught early on. The official website offers an exhaustive amount of resources, including a link with info for a free screening.
And while I’m writing about uncomfortable male health screenings, I may as well mention testicular cancer. Although it’s rare, it’s the most common cancer in American males between the ages of 15 and 34. If you’re not already examining yourself, do so. (Here’s a link with an exhaustive explanation of self exam.) And if you’re concerned afterward, see your doctor.
Dads: There’s no excuse for missing this check-up. Your family needs you, so give them the best gift you can: Many years of your love and health.