Here’s the hard news –
• approximately 29,000 men will develop prostate cancer this year
• men with a history of prostate cancer in their family stand a greater chance of developing the disease
• the older you get, the greater your risk
• American men of African descent have the highest risk in the world
• it is common for prostate cancer to develop with no obvious symptoms
• the digital rectal exam (DRE) seems like it would be strangely uncomfortable
There is Hope
There is a ray of sunshine; actually there are numerous reasons to be hopeful:
• prostate cancer is commonly slow growing
• prostate cancers caught early can usually be beat
• knowing that you are being tested regularly provides peace of mind that you will not be caught unaware
So don’t be afraid of getting checked – be afraid of not knowing.
Oh, and that digital rectal exam thing? Get some perspective – talk to any mother. Tell her that you don’t want one finger going in for a few seconds and let her tell you about 6-10 POUNDS of baby coming out for hours.
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