We are all aware of healthcare screening for women. Monthly breast exams, annual mammograms, Pap smears. But we do not talk as often about screening for men.
So, to all the male readers or to the female readers that have men they love, let’s talk a minute about prostate cancer screening.
At the age of 45, every man should have his PSA (Prostate-Specific Antigen) levels tested. It is not a perfect test, but is an indicator of the potential for tumors in the prostate. If the levels are high, it may warrant further diagnostic testing or even biopsy.
Some prostate cancers are slow growing, but others are aggressive. Better to be safe than sorry.
If not for you, do it for someone who loves you.