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Episodes 'Movember' movement raises prostate cancer awareness

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‘Movember’ movement raises prostate cancer awareness
Nov. 10, 2020

After skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In the U.S., 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate cancer that's detected early — when it's still confined to the prostate gland — has a better chance to be successfully treated, so it's important that men know their risk factors.

The "Movember" movement is encouraging men to grow a mustache in November to raise awareness of men's health issues, including prostate cancer. 

On the Mayo Clinic Q&A podcast, Dr. Raymond Pak, a Mayo Clinic urologist, explains the guidelines for prostate screening and when to get a second opinion. Dr. Pak also shares the latest advances in treatment for prostate cancer.