Hey Guys! Is It Time For Your Tune Up?

September is National Prostate Health Month.

Although men of all ages should have routine checkups with their health care provider, many men wait to seek routine care until they are in their 40s. While there may be many reasons for this, men are generally reluctant to see a health care provider routinely.

However, many of the top 10 causes of death and disability can be prevented or delayed with early diagnosis and treatment.

Likewise, many of the physical changes that occur as men age can also be addressed with early diagnosis and treatment. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2015 are:

• About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer

• About 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer

About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. “Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer
in American men,” said Urologist and Transplant Surgeon Dr. Obi Ekwenna with Riverside Medical Group Urology Specialists. “Diagnosis in its early stages can
yield great outcomes for men with prostate cancer.”

By establishing relationships with a family health care provider now, signs and symptoms of many conditions can be managed as they occur. For more information or to choose your primary care provider or a specialist visit MyRiversideDocs.com for a complete listing of more than 126