September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

All of the recent and confusing headlines about prostate cancer may cause guys to just abandon the idea of getting screened altogether. Don’t ignore it! Burying your head in the sand would be a mistake.

Now, more than ever, it’s important to educate yourself about prostate cancer, the associated research, and its treatment options. Remember that one in six men are diagnosed with this disease each year, so knowledge is power should you happen to be that one in six.

My cancer was discovered during a routine physical with a digital rectal exam (DRE). My physician felt a mass, ordered the PSA, and that led to a biopsy and confirmation of cancer. Thirty seconds of discomfort led me to ultimately being cancer-free. So I have to ask:

Have you had your prostate poked lately??

If not, schedule an appointment with your doctor. Now.

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