I am a survivor of prostate cancer and believe that I should do my part in educating men about this type of cancer and motivating them to have the proper screening.
September is annually recognized as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Ten years ago I had no idea what the prostate was. This type of cancer is second only to skin cancer in annual detections and 1 in every 6 men will develop cancer of the prostate.
As a prostate cancer survivor, I urge all men to make sure that you receive appropriate age & risk-related screenings. It was through a blood PSA test, and a follow-up tissue biopsy that I learned I had cancer. Do yourself and your loved ones a big favor. Follow the guidelines and have a checkup if you’re due!
Da Vinci Robotic Prostatectomy– the surgery I had performed
Robotic Prostatectomy: Volume, Complications, Disincentives – An article written in 2015.