It was an important day when it comes to men’s health: fifth annual prostate cancer awareness day in Massachusetts. The day was established in order to raise awareness and recognize prostate cancer as a public health priority. “This is a very important cancer,” says Dr. Jennifer Yates, a urologist at UMass Memorial. “It’s one of the most common cancers that affects men.” Dr. Yates recommends that men over the age of 55 have a conversation about getting screened for prostate cancer.
“We have a couple of tools that help us screen including a rectal exam and a blood test – the scary thing is a lot of men don’t have symptoms until the cancer has become advanced.” Read More