National Men’s Health Month, Men’s Health Week and Wear Blue Friday are observed each year in June and serve as reminders for men and their loved ones to take steps to live healthier lives. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, now is more fitting than ever to consider the health and well-being of all men, and what we can do to make positive and lasting changes today.
Did You Know?
- On average, men die five years younger than women
- Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death for men in the United States
- This year, an estimated 192,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer
What Steps Can Men Take To Live Healthier?
- Eat healthy
- Exercise regularly
- Quit smoking
- Reduce stress
- Get regular check-ups
Prostate Cancer, GenPath and The 4Kscore® Test
GenPath Urology, a specialty division of BioReference, offers comprehensive tests and services to help diagnose and manage even the most difficult urologic cases, and specifically caters to men’s health issues such as prostate cancer. Click here to learn more about GenPath.
GenPath is pleased to offer 4Kscore®, a blood test that combines four prostate-specific biomarkers with clinical information to provide a male patient with an accurate and personalized measure of his risk for aggressive prostate cancer if a biopsy were performed. The 4Kscore is a follow-up blood test after an abnormal PSA and/or digital rectal exam (DRE) and has been shown to categorize long-term risk of cancer metastasis or of dying from prostate cancer. Click here to learn more about the 4Kscore.
Go Blue for Men’s Health
There are multiple ways to support the men in your life – whether it’s your husband, partner, dad, brother, son, or friend – including wearing blue for men’s health. Encourage everyone you know to wear blue During Men’s Health Week, specifically on Friday June 19. Learn more about Wear Blue Day here.
This day, week, month and always, we raise awareness for men’s health. Join us in encouraging regular checkups and prostate cancer screenings, and educating those you love on the health issues that affect men, like cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, gout, and more.
If you are a healthcare provider, click here to become a client so you can begin ordering 4Kscore and other tests from BioReference and GenPath today!
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Men’s Health Network