September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men in the US.
It occurs mainly in older men and more often in African American men.
Doctors encourage men to use this month to take better care of their health.
“Men in general tend to overlook their health in a lot of ways. So I think that it’s very important, especially during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, that men’s health in general, for men to really take ownership of their own bodies and do their best to optimize them. And to live their best and healthiest life moving forward,” said Dr. Adit Shah from Crossroads Hospital.
The National Cancer Association says prevention helps lower the chance of cancer and suggests talking to your doctor about getting screened.