by Sekisui Diagnostics
There are certain milestones in life that no one looks forward to—having your wisdom teeth pulled. That first mammogram! At the top of the list for men is likely that first rectal exam at 40 or 50 as an initial screening for prostate cancer. But, like those pesky wisdom teeth and the oh-so-important mammogram, screening for prostate cancer is important and necessary.
Prostate cancer represents about 27% of all cancers in men, and is the second deadliest form of cancer. Last year, an estimated 26,000 men died of prostate cancer.
The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2017 include: