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Why are men not shaving this month? No shave November or Movember is to raise awareness for prostate cancer and men’s health.
As a general rule of thumb, if you are 50, you should be getting PSA testing. As we age, our risk for developing prostate cancer increases each year; it is the second most common cancer for men. African American men and men who have a family history of prostate cancer are two and a half times more likely to develop the disease. Talk to you General Practitioner at an earlier age if you fall into either of these increased risk categories. Early detection and treatment results in the optimal outcomes for prostate cancer survivors.
PSA means Prostate Specific Antigen and it can be easily detected with a blood test. If you have an elevated concentration in your blood it is a good tool to detect the development of prostate cancer early. To learn more about prostate cancer, treatment options and detection visit www.pfc.org the Prostate Cancer Foundation.