Women – you have a bigger role in a man’s prostate health than you realize.
You understand how important it is to take care of yourselves. You regularly go to the doctor for screening tests ranging from mammograms to pap smears and have few qualms about seeking medical help when necessary.
Whether it’s your husband, father, brother or son, getting them to talk about prostate health with a doctor will at least get them thinking about and realizing that this is a serious disease that can be fought successfully if detected early.
Understand too, that even though prostate cancer is a man’s disease, the women who love them are greatly affected by it also. The tentacle reach of a cancer diagnosis goes far beyond just the person affected with it.
A woman who is a wife or partner of a man diagnosed with prostate cancer will have emotional, psychological, physical and spiritual reactions to this diagnosis and this is why a woman can be a man’s biggest influencer on getting him to take care of himself for her.
Ways women can encourage prostate health include:
Learning what the prostate gland is, what exactly is prostate cancer, how it’s detected, and how it is treated.
Understand prostate cancer risk factors and what dietary issues can increase or decrease that risk.
Making sure the man in your life has annual physicals and testing if necessary. If you have to, make the appointment for him and go with him to it, please do!
The role and the things you do in his life in regards to his prostate health can literally be the thing that saves his life.