September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Underwear For Men is here to give you information about this disease. We believe in empowering men and helping guys become better men. Knowledge is key for every guy. Get to know your risk factors and take time to screen for prostate cancer. Read on and educate yourself concerning prostate cancer, brought to you by Underwear For Men. According to Us Too, an International Prostate Cancer Education and Support Network, up to two million men in the United States are currently living with prostate cancer. Every year more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. The population of the United States is aging as Baby Boomers get older. Because the incidence of prostate cancer is higher in men over 65 years of age, the number of men affected by prostate cancer is expected to increase in the next decade.
Risk Factors for Prostate Cancer
Are you a man at risk of getting prostate cancer? The best way to catch prostate cancer is through regular check-ups. If you suspect an issue, schedule an appointment with your doctor. In the majority of cases, prostate cancer gets detected at an early stage. If you feel any abnormality, don't wait for it to go away. Also, get to know your personal risk factors and remain diligent about this disease. These are some of the identified risk factors:
Being More Than 65 Years of Age
A Family History of Prostate Cancer (Including Three or More First-Degree Relatives, Three Generations on the Same Side of the Family, or Two or More First-Degree Relatives Diagnosed Under the Age of 55)
High Incidence of Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer in Your Family
Being a Cigarette Smoker
Lack of Exercise and a Sedentary Lifestyle
Twice As Many African American Men Die From Prostate Cancer Than Caucasian Men
Exposure to Agent Orange in Vietnam
Do I Need a Prostate Cancer Screening?
If you aren’t sure if you need a prostate cancer screening, speak directly to your doctor. Urologists and general practitioners hold various opinions on the subject of prostate cancer screenings. Depending on your age, medical history, and other variables, your doctor is the right person to make a recommendation to you about screening. Typically, screening is recommended in your 50s or earlier if you match several risk factors. The two most common forms of prostate screening tests include:
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE): Your doctor feels your prostate via your rectum for abnormalities in shape, size, or texture of the gland. Although not comfortable, this exam is not invasive to your body.
Prostate-Specific Antigen (PSA): This is a blood draw analyzed for the presence of PSA. If you have a higher level of PSA in your blood, it may indicate enlargement, infection, inflammation, or cancer.
Prostate Cancer Support Groups
There are support groups available for you if you have prostate cancer or someone you love has it. You are not alone. Us Too organizes in-person support groups around the United States for prostate cancer sufferers. If there is not a group near your home, they also host an online prostate cancer support community. For guys that aren’t into the face-to-face or online solution, the Reluctant Brotherhood hosts a conference call for men living with prostate cancer. No matter your preference, connecting to others boosts your outlook and helps you stay educated.
Underwear For Men Supports Guys with Prostate Cancer
Our briefs and boxer briefs come recommended by urologists because of their consistent support for guys. If you need to hold padding in place or cannot be jostled throughout the day because of pain, Underwear For Men is right for you. Our underwear for men is a popular choice for medical use because of our US patented and Intl patents pending adjustable pouch. You simply tie the drawstring to your preference and you won’t adjust again during the day. The unique tapered leg design stays in place so you never deal with your fabric rolling up or bunching as you move. Stay cool, dry, and comfortable when wearing our medical underwear for men on under your shorts.
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