Early detection is key
This month we’re growing our mo’s and talking all things men’s health.
Did you know prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in men in Australia? The difference between early detection and late detection can be life and death.
Who’s at risk?
Your risk of developing prostate cancer increases with age, but that doesn’t mean it’s a disease that only affects old men. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men worldwide. Men who are of African or Caribbean descent, and men who have a family history (a brother or father with prostate cancer), are 2.5x more likely to get prostate cancer.
Here’s what you need to do and when
When you’re 50, you need to have a conversation with your doctor about PSA testing.
If you have a family history or if you’re of African or Caribbean descent, do it at 45
What’s a PSA test?
It’s a simple routine blood test. It’s used to determine the measurement of Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) concentration in the blood; it is the primary method of testing for prostate cancer. You should be talking to your doctor about whether testing is right for you.So what do you need to do?
Go to the doctor.
Ask about PSA testing.
Catch prostate cancer early.
Click here to learn more about prostate cancer, including the signs and symptoms, and how early detection can save your life.