21 November 2010
Get your prostate checked !!
Today I finish my eighth year of survival after resection of locally invasive prostatic carcinoma. I credit that survival to 1) awareness and 2) early detection. If you are a male in your 50s (or younger, if you have a family history), ask your doctor to draw a PSA blood test.
Alternatively, if you take an airplane trip in the United States, the TSA will probably do the exam for you.
The photo does not depict what it feels like to have a digital prostate exam. It DOES, however, reasonably portray what it's like to get a prostate biopsy. Good luck.
Photo credit Reuters.