Prostate Cancer Awareness

All men between the ages of 40 and 75 should ask their doctor for a “PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen)” blood test which detects a protein that is produced by both cancerous and noncancerous prostate tissue. Since cancer cells usually make more PSA than benign cells do, medical practitioners can tell by the results of the blood work if your prostate gland is healthy or not.

Detecting Prostate Cancer early can help catch the cancer before it becomes life-threatening or cause serious symptoms. In some cases, identifying the cancer early means you will need less aggressive treatment and reduce your risk of side effects, including erectile dysfunction and incontinence. If you have a family history of Prostate cancer you are even more likely to benefit from PSA testing.

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