Men’s Health Awareness Month

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Men’s Health Awareness Month: Prostate Cancer Screening and Early Detection

June 10, 2021 // 0 Comments

Dear DC 37 Member, June is Men’s Health Awareness Month. For many men, the fear of prostate cancer is overwhelming. MSK Direct has developed prostate screening educational materials to encourage early prostate screening for males over age 45. Learning about the risk factors associated with developing prostate cancer, such as age, family history, and race/ethnicity can help lower fear and uncertainty commonly associated with this disease. Prostate cancer is more common among African Americans. TV anchor Al Roker discussed his own prostate cancer experience, disparities in cancer care and the importance of cancer screening for Black men with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center’s (MSK) Chief Health Equity Officer Dr. Carol Brown in this video.  Fortunately, a PSA test can also help find prostate cancer early, and men over age 45 should talk with their primary care provider [More...]