Be a Man… Get a PSA Test!

Some African American men are reluctant to have their prostate checked although they are at higher risk.  But it’s critical. Had I not been getting my PSA checked since I was 40, I wouldn’t have caught the disease early enough and my quality of life could have suffered …or worse.
Written by: William Whitlow, Prostate Cancer Survivor

Testicular Cancer Awareness Month: A Focus on Implications of Mental Health Among Testicular Cancer Survivors

In 2021, there will be an estimated 9,470 new cases of testicular cancer in the United States with an estimated 440 testis cancer-related deaths.1 Importantly, the vast majority of men with testis cancer, even in advanced stages, are cured as a result of the success of high dose chemotherapy regimens that are tolerated by this typically young and healthy patient population. Given both the relatively young age at diagnosis and overall high survival rates, there has been a much needed and welcome focus on survivorship for testicular cancer patients.

Written by: Zachary Klaassen, MD MSc
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