Prostate Cancer Screening Highlighted by Father’s Day
Prostate cancer testing and other men’s health issues are being highlighted in the medical field and the media as Father’s Day approaches. June is Men’s Health Month and June 13-19 is International Men’s Health Week according to RoboticOncology.com
Prostate cancer treatment expert Dr. David Samadi, Vice Chairman, Department of Urology and Chief of Robotics and Minimally Invasive Surgery at the Mount Sinai Medical Center has encouraged men to pay closer attention to their overall health during this time of increased awareness.
“Diseases specific to men, such as prostate cancer and benign prostatic hyperplasia can be treated and cured with proper medical treatment,” Dr. Samadi said in a press release. “Especially in the case of prostate cancer, early detection is essential in the successful treatment of the disease.” He suggests that men 50 and over should get routine prostate screenings while those with increased risk factors should begin screening at the age of 40.
Dr. Samadi said women are more likely than men to seek regular preventative care because females are encouraged to begin receiving yearly exams beginning in their teenage years. He says that men are often times too embarrassed or uncomfortable to seek a doctor’s exam.