Prostate cancer is one of the most important health issues for men

About 1 in every 7 men in the US will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. While most prostate cancers grow slowly, some can grow and spread quickly. There are a number of things you can do to be proactive about your risk.

What can you do?

What else should you consider?

Certain factors can increase risk above average. For example:

It’s important to include all of this information in a discussion with your healthcare provider to make sure you are receiving tailored screening guidelines based on your risk.

Did you know men are much less likely than women to visit a doctor, even though a discussion with a healthcare provider can be life-saving? Talk to your provider about prostate cancer screening and encourage all of the men you care about to start a conversation with their provider during the month of November. Learn more at

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