June is Men's Health Month
For many men, the last time they went to their doctor was for an injury. Men and boys are encouraged to view their health as a priority and to get recommended tests and screenings to help with early detection.
Early detection helps with treating and preventing diseases. Recommended exams and screenings include periodic checkups (including vision and hearing) and immunizations, cholesterol and glucose tests, colonoscopy, and rectal exams.
Different people may experience different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all.
Symptoms of prostate cancer include:
- Difficulty in starting urination
- Weak or interrupted flow of urine
- Frequent urination, especially at night
- Difficulty in emptying the bladder completely
- Pain or burning during urination
- Blood in the urine or semen
- Pain in the back, hips, or pelvis that doesn't go away
- Painful ejaculation
Speak with your doctor if you have any of the above symptoms and ask if and when you should be screened for prostate cancer. Also, discuss and schedule any other recommended preventive health screenings you may need.
Looking for more information? Visit our health screenings page, here.