<b>6 reasons a prostate cancer screening is important</b>


Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among men in the United States. According to the American Cancer Society, about 1-in-7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime, with more than 160,000 new cases estimated for 2017 alone.

Prostate cancer screening tests, such as the digital rectal exam (DRE) and the prostate specific antigen (PSA) blood test, allow doctors to detect the disease in its earliest stages, before symptoms appear, increasing the odds of a patient making a full and complete recovery.

Here are six excellent reasons why you (or the man in your life) should have a prostate screening.