TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - News 10 is keeping an eye on your health, by focusing this week on Prostate Cancer.
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and every year in the United States, thousands of men will be diagnosed with this disease.
Prostate Cancer is actually the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men, and 1 out of 6 men will be diagnosed with it in their lifetime.
The best way to make sure you're safe is screening for early detection and treatment.
So, at what age should you or the men in your life be screened?
"The standard starting age would be 50-years-old, unless there's family history. And, Black Americans should be screen 10 years earlier, as well, at age 40," said Dr. Robert Haerr with the Hux Cancer Center in Terre Haute.
Now, there are some possible side-effects to screening, such as false-positive results, or, more serious ones like impotence or incontinence. So talking with your doctor is the first place to start to see if screening is right for you.
However, if you're experiencing problems or pain with urination, or you just feel something isn't right, please contact your doctor.
Although thousands of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, this year, learning more about it and the screening process could end up saving your life, one the life of your loved one.
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