Cancer Awareness Month: Prostate

You’ve probably heard it said, “If you live long enough, you’ll get prostate cancer.” That’s because its onset is at least partially due to increased age, with the average age of diagnosis at 66 years old! (source:

And now that we have a test for it (the PSA), it is detected far more often — even when it is small and still benign (source: In fact, most men diagnosed with this disease do not die from it. This doesn’t mean it’s not a serious disease because it is, only that context is needed when talking about this particular cancer.

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