November is Men's Health Awareness Month and it's the perfect opportunity to share information about the health challenge of prostate cancer.
Here's the facts:
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men.
- One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
- There are no early signs of prostate cancer.
- Prostate cancer is slow growing but by the time symptoms occur, it is usually in advanced stage and more difficult to treat.
That old adage " an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure" rings true when thinking about prostate cancer. It's important for men to have that yearly prostate exam--85% of prostate cancer is diagnosed in the early stage when it is more likely to be treated successfully.
You can follow the Movember Dairy or donate to the Movember USA campaign which funds prostate cancer research.