This post is sponsored by Prolaris and Myriad Genetics via Global Influence.
If you have been a long time reader you know how Cancer has affected my family. I’ve watched my grandmother suffer and right now my grandfather is on Hospice at home due to Cancer. One thing that has always frustrated me with Cancer is how people don’t seem to value how important early detection can be. My grandmother brushed off her problem until it was too late, had she been her today she would tell you that it’s so important to make your appointments and get your screenings.
I have been looking into genetic testing for Cancer, even though I am 27 it is still just as important for my family and myself to know what is going on with my body. One company that helps with genetic testing of Prostate Cancer is Prolaris, their test can specifically tell you how fast prostate cancer cells are dividing and this can help with choosing treatment.
There is no reason that not getting screened should happen with something as seriously as prostate cancer. I have this talk with Keith all the time, men seem to be embarrassed by this disease but not talking about it helps no one. I urge you to talk with that man in your life, maybe sharing with him the statics will help him realize that life is better worth living than not getting tested.
Prostate Cancer Facts
- There are 1.2 million biopsies a year and they lead to 240,000 prostate cancer diagnoses
- 30,000 deaths yearly.
- Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related death in the United States and this needs to stop when it can be detected.
Find the courage to talk to the men in your life and let them know that you love them and you want them here for as long as possible. There is nothing taboo about screening for and treating a disease. To help you have that conversation there is a $2,000 giveaway to enter. Simply enter your email address and the email address of the man in your life to receive 3 emails about Prostate Cancer and the chance to win $2,000.