[YOUR HEALTH] September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer), but it can often be treated successfully. More than 2 million men in the US count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.

Most prostate cancers are first found during screening with a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Early prostate cancers usually do not cause symptoms, but more advanced cancers are sometimes first found because of symptoms they cause. Whether cancer is suspected based on screening tests or symptoms, the actual diagnosis can only be made with a prostate biopsy.

During the month of September, St. Hope Foundation is offering free PSA screenings with a Well-man exam. For more information or to schedule an appointment call 713.778.1300.