September Is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Breast cancer awareness for research and treatment is publicized heavily for the months of September and October. It is important to note that September is also considered National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. While it is a widely held belief that men do not go to see their doctor as often as women, according to recent article it doesn’t change the fact that they should. According to the article every year in the United States 39,000 women die from breast cancer and 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. Diagnosis rates of prostate cancer are approximately 241,000 each year compared to the diagnose rates for breast cancer among women which are 221,000.

Men’s Health Includes Appearance Too

One in six men are risk for prostate cancer and it is the second leading cause of cancer death in the United States according to www.cancer.org . Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women in the US. According to the article breast cancer awareness is much more widely publicized thanks to the persistent and diligent work of many women. According to the article the reason is the  difference between the sexes. Most men are not comfortable sharing health information and consider it private. Medical professionals and survivors have made impassioned pleas to men to get tested for prostate cancer.  Contrary to what many men believe, even men who have been healthy with the right lifestyle choices (including not smoking or drinking, eating right and exercising) can still fall prey to prostate cancer.

Men and Plastic Surgery

Dr. Seify consults with male patients who often are reluctant to consider plastic surgery. Dr. Seify explains that cosmetic surgery performed properly will not cause men to look dramatically different than they did before. The goal is for the man to look more refreshed, more youthful, healthier than before the surgery. Most procedures that are performed on men are not excessively painful and are performed on an outpatient basis. Most men are able to return to a desk type position within 5 to 7 days depending on the procedure. The most popular procedures for men include gynecomastia surgery,(the removal of excess male breast tissue ), liposuction, and blepharoplasty(eyelid lift). Patients are encouraged to contact the office and schedule a consultation to determine which procedures would be the best for their specific concerns.

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