Did you know that September is Prostate Cancer Month?
Did you know that 1 in every 6 men will get prostate cancer?
Did you know that over 186,329 new cases are expected this year?
Did you know the chances of getting prostate cancer are 1 in 3 if you have a father or brother with the disease?
Did you know that if you have 2 relatives with the disease your risk increases to 83% and if you just have 3 relatives your risk increases to 97%?
Did you know that if your African American your risk increases to every 1 in 4?
Did you know that Prostate Cancer is the second leading cause of male cancer related death?
Did you know that obesity or a body mass index over 32.5 have a greater risk?
Did you know that if you have high cholesterol levels your chance increases and could possibly be associated with advanced prostate cancer?
Did you know that there is no noticeable symptoms of Prostate Cancer while it is in its early stages?
Did you know that every man who turns 50 or over should be screened on a regular basis?
Did you know that with annual screenings that 9 out of 10 cases, are now found early?
Did you know that nearly 100% of men who have been diagnosed in its early stages... are still alive after 5 years of diagnosis?
Did you know that the screening process is only a simple blood test and a physical exam?
Did you know that the screening process lasts less than 10 minutes of your time?
Did you know that most health insurance companies cover the screening process?
Sometimes doing all the things we know we should do isn’t easy. We take care of our families, our homes, our cars. We also need to take care of our health, so that we can continue to care for the other important items in our lives. All of Kingfisher’s physicians are experienced. Call one of them today to schedule your screening appointment…..so you can continue to care for your important items in your life!
Statistical information cited or to learn more about prostrate cancer can be found on: www.fightprostratecancer.org.