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Movember: Facts about Prostate Cancer

As part of our commitment to health and safety, we are continuing our efforts around increasing general health awareness. In November, we are recognizing “Movember” and providing you some insights on men’s health issues, specifically the risks associated with prostate and testicular cancer and men’s mental health.

Did you know? Men die on average 6 years earlier than women. Men are also dying from largely preventable reasons.

All men are at risk for prostate cancer and the risk increases with age. Early detection is the key.

Here are some prostate cancer facts and risk factors:

  • Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in the United States.
  • Unchecked, prostate cancer rates are anticipated to double over the next 15 years.
  • Globally, more than 1.3 million men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year.
  • When you’re 50, initiate a conversation with your doctor about having a simple PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) blood test.
  • If you’re African American or have a family history of prostate cancer, you are at an increased risk and the recommendation is that you have a PSA test at 45 years old.

For more information about prostate cancer and its signs, you can refer to these two sites:

https://us.movember.com/mens-health/prostate-cancer

https://www.cdc.gov/cancer/prostate/index.htm

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