June is Men’s Health Month
During the month of June, we are focusing on Men’s Health to encourage early detection and treatment of preventable diseases among males.
It is important for men to get the right screening tests at the right time. These tests can find diseases early, which make them easier to treat. Here are diseases that are important for men to screen for:
- High blood pressure
- High cholesterol
- Type 2 diabetes
- Colorectal cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Testicular cancer
Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males 15-34 years old. However, it is one of the most treatable types of cancer and when detected early, 99% of men survive it. For early detection, the Testicular Cancer Foundation recommends a monthly self-exam. Learn how to perform a self-exam here.
If a lump is detected by either you or a physician, it is usually recommended to have a scrotal ultrasound done to confirm if the lump is a sign of testicular cancer. A scrotal ultrasound is a diagnostic test to take images of the testicles and surrounding tissue. This test will determine if the lump is solid (tumor) or fluid filled (cyst) and if it is on or inside the testicles.
Did You Know?
- 1 in 2 men develop cancer in their lifetime
- Men make half as many physician visits for prevention as women