The second leading cause of male cancer death is often preventable. But far too many men are failing to take the simple steps necessary to do so. About 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in his life. The good news is that it is usually treatable — if detected early. Diagnostic tools and procedures have advanced to the point where prostate cancer often can be predicted before symptoms even start.
The problem is that too many men across Virginia are not having the needed conversations with their doctors about their unique risk for prostate cancer. And the cause behind that, in many cases, is that they simply do not know they need to be thinking about prostate cancer in the first place.