June was Men’s Health Month. Between that and Father’s day, many organizations across the country hosted campaigns to raise awareness about prostate cancer. Many included events that allowed survivors and those diagnosed with prostate cancer to rally together and run—or “Man Up,” as some campaigns had said.
The campaigns raised money for new treatment options and have led to an increase in the number of cases caught during early stages of the disease.
Unfortunately, Men’s Health Month is only 30 days out of 365.
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Increased awareness has allowed more cases to be caught early, usually following a prostate-specific antigen test—better known as a PSA blood test—one which reveals levels of this specific protein that has been linked to the disease.