As we take time to honor the great men in our lives on Father’s Day, it’s also a wonderful time to focus on men’s health in general - since June is officially designated as Men’s Health Month.
Supported by a Congressional health education initiative, 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 including prostate cancer, erectile dysfunction, colon cancer, heart disease, cholesterol, digestive diseases, diabetes, and skin cancer.
Compared to women, men are less likely to see a physician on a routine basis and often avoid routine testing that may detect diseases early, when they are easier to treat. With early detection, many of the health risks men face can be treated and managed successfully.
June is the perfect time for men to schedule a wellness checkup or get that routine testing they’ve been putting off. Early detection does save lives!