A recent survey found nearly 75 percent of men watch professional football at least once a week, but only about half could remember their last trip to the doctor.
September is the first full month of football season, but did you know it’s also National Prostate Health Month?
So we are urging all men to use the kickoff of football season this year to kick off a new annual routine, Get in touch with your doctor and speak to them about prostate screening exams.
Not everyone is going to need a prostate exam immediately; however, beginning at age 40 all men should starting talking to their doctor about the benefits and limitations of prostate screening.
To make sure you have a winning approach to your prostate health, here are a few tips from Dr. Jamin Brahmbhatt, Co-Director of The PUR Clinic – Personalized Urology & Robotics – at South Lake Hospital, in affiliation with Orlando Health:
Play an active role – Prostate cancer is the number one most common cancer in men. Ignoring your health is like choosing to remain on the sidelines and puts you in an un-winnable situation.
Huddle with your coach – If you’re the quarterback of your health, your doctor is the coach. You should meet and strategize often, yet a recent study showed one in eight men went an entire year without going to the doctor once.
Have a game plan – When prostate cancer is caught in its earliest stages, the 5 year survival rate is nearly 100 percent. When it comes to prostate health and screenings, there can be some confusion and it helps to develop a game plan. Know your family history and understand your risks.