Posted on: 02 Sep 2022
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to help people learn about prostate cancer and give support to those in need. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. The good news is when caught early, treatment can slow or even stop cancer growth.
For men ages 55 to 69, with an average risk for prostate cancer, talk to your doctor about if prostate cancer testing is right for you. For men with a higher risk, such as African-American men or men with a family history of cancer, think about talking to your doctor as early as 40-54 years of age.
Our Prostate Cancer Info Center is a great place to learn more. You can download free fact sheets and patient guides, read care blogs and listen to podcasts. If you are in need of a urologist, our Find-a-Urologist tool can help you find a doctor near you.
You can also check out this online issue of our patient magazine, UrologyHealth extra®, to read more about how knowing your family history of cancer can help with treatment!
Take control of your health during this month (and beyond) to help live your best life!
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