June is Men’s Health Month and doctors are urging men, especially those over the age of 40, to get screened for cancers such as testicular, prostate and colorectal cancer.
“The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys. This month gives health care providers, public policy makers, the media, and individuals an opportunity to encourage men and boys to seek regular medical advice and early treatment for disease and injury. The response has been overwhelming with thousands of awareness activities in the USA and around the globe.” Men’sHealthMonth.org
These cancers and other diseases are treatable if detected early; however, a lot of men still seem reluctant to book that visit and get checked.
- So why are men so slow to get checked?
- Do people realize early prevention can save lives?
- Do men know how devastating these diseases, if not caught early, can be on their life, sexuality and well-being?
There are a lot of questions and answers that need to be addressed this June during Men’s Health Month and that’s where the experts from Augusta University can help.
Dr. Jigarkumar Parikh is co-leader of AU Health’s Genito-Urinary Oncology Program and a medical oncologist specializing in kidney cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer and melanoma.
Dr. Martha Terris is AU Health’s Witherington Distinguished Chair, Urology, and specializes in urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, bladder cancer and testicular cancer.
Both experts are available to speak with media regarding Men’s Health Month – simply click on either profile to arrange an interview.
Jigarkumar Parikh Co-Leader, Genito-Urinary Oncology Program
Medical oncologist specializing in kidney cancer, prostate cancer, bladder cancer and melanoma.
Martha Terris Witherington Distinguished Chair, Urology
Dr. Terris specializes in urologic cancers, including prostate cancer, kidney cancer, adrenal masses, bladder cancer and testicular cancer.