September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month!

Ladies, in general you are more in “tune” with your bodies than the men in your lives. Please remind the men to see their physician regularly for check-ups and blood tests.

Prostate Cancer is a serious disease but it is treatable with early detection. After Skin Cancer, Prostate Cancer is the #2 cancer in men.

A simple blood test called a PSA (prostate specific antigen) can help detect prostate cancer early. Physicians also perform a palpation test to check for prostate enlargement.

This is a good time to remind everyone the risk of Prostate Cancer is higher in males with gum disease. So treating gum disease may help to decrease your risk of prostate cancer as well as other diseases. For more info check out this link.

Prostate Cancer Awareness month is here, but we should make every month just as important in raising awareness for prostate cancer.