Men, your health matters to you and to your family. The steps to lifelong good health are simple, starting with choosing a doctor for regular checkups.
Those regular checkups are important. They let you understand your current health, stay on track for feeling your best, and detect problems early — when they can be corrected more quickly and easily.
It's simple: taking care of yourself means living longer, more years with your family, and more years of feeling your best.
All of these conditions are preventable when you take the right steps for your health.
These basic health measurements are the most important to stay in touch with. You can get them checked by healthcare providers, at a pharmacy, or even at home.
Prostate cancer only affects men. It's the most common cancer in American men after skin cancer. More than half of all men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime, and the chances are higher in African American men.
Risk factors: Some men are at higher risk of prostate cancer:
Symptoms: Talk to your doctor if you regularly experience any of these symptoms:
Getting screened: Screening is a simple check by your doctor for signs of possible prostate cancer.
For more information about programs for men's health, our Maternal and Child Health programs, or the MCH Block Grant, call
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