As healthcare moves more into the digital and telehealth space, and less healthcare done in offices, it’s natural to want to perform tests at home to avoid missing any big red flags. While monthly breast exams are promoted, what should men do to screen themselves for prostate cancer? Can you check for prostate cancer at home?
Going to the bathroom is one of those everyday things you take for granted, until something changes. Problems with urination are relatively common in men over the age of 60, affecting about 1 in 3 men in this age range.
Just as ears and noses get bigger as we age, the prostate gland continues to grow over time1. In fact, enlarged prostate—also known as benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH, is so common that medical professionals consider it an inevitable consequence of aging with male hormones.
Getting tested for Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) can give anyone a little anxiety. It’s perfectly natural to have a lot of questions before you take a PSA blood test. How do you prepare for a PSA test? Is there anything I can do to make sure my results are accurate? What do the results mean?