June is Men's Health Month

Many diseases that afflict men and boys are preventable or treatable.

Half of men aged 50 to 60 develop an enlarged prostate, a noncancerous condition that may cause increasing discomfort. More troublingly, each year, more than 230,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. 

This is why regular examinations are so important. An enlarged prostate and even prostate cancer are very treatable, but early detection is essential.

Gastrointestinal disorders, erectile dysfunction, diabetes, Crohn’s Disease and other issues also require men to keep watch on their health. They should get regular examinations and see a health care provider when something seems or feels unusual.

Providence internal medicine physician Sam Fellin, D.O., describes a health concern men often underestimate, a test every man should discuss with his provider and a health concern that may not be as big a threat as men are led to believe.