September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the U.S (after skin cancer). It is more common in men older than 50. The disease rarely occurs in those younger than 40. The five-year survival rates are close to 100 percent, especially when prostate cancer is caught early. African-American men are at higher risk for prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about when you should start getting screened.
Many men fail to get routine checkups and preventive care, and they often ignore symptoms or delay seeking medical attention when sick or in pain. Most prostate problems can be cured or managed. Don’t be afraid to reach out to your physician to get help.
Over 1,625 of our Participants have been screened for Prostate Cancer.
Visit MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper’s website for more details on screenings and preventative care. MD Anderson at Cooper will also be holding an educational webinar discussing who should get screened, when, why and how to access services. Click here to register.
If you can not make it to MD Anderson for a screening visit the Independence Administrators website to search for a provider near you.
Screenings covered at 100%