Men’s Health Week: Monitoring for Prostate Cancer

As the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, prostate cancer can greatly impact the lives of those diagnosed and their family and friends. During Men’s Health Week, celebrated this year from June 15 – 21, we encourage early detection and treatment of the disease.

It is important for men and their loved ones to be aware of prostate cancer prevention tactics in order to potentially reduce the risk of developing the disease, as well as lead to early detection and diagnosis. Below are recommended tips for monitoring for prostate cancer:

  • Speak with your doctor about your personal risk and stay current on your annual examinations.
  • Make sure you and your doctor are aware of your family history, including whether a father, brother or son has been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • Seek a second opinion if you still feel unsure after meeting with a specialist.

After consulting with your doctor and depending on your age and family and medical history, it may be recommended to undergo a prostate cancer screening, which is one way to detect prostate cancer in an early stage. It is not recommended for all men to be tested for prostate cancer.

If you’ve been diagnosed with prostate cancer through screening or other tests, treatment with CyberKnife® may be an option. Learn more about CyberKnife treatment here or request additional information.

This is not intended as medical advice to replace the expertise and judgment of your health care team. It is intended to help you and your family make informed decisions, together with your doctor.