Jackson Hospital Partners with Men's Health Network to Heighten Awareness of Men's Health Month

6/19/2014

Contact:  Katharine Dozier                                                                                                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel. 850/718-2696

Email:  kdozier@jackhosp.org

Jackson Hospital Partners with Men’s Health Network to Heighten Awareness of Men’s Health Month

 

June is Men’s Health Month and Jackson Hospital is proud to increase awareness or problems that could be prevented and encourage early detection and treatment of men’s diseases.  This month gives Jackson Hospital an opportunity to encourage men to seek medical treatment for health maintenance.  

 

According to the Men’s Health Network, “One in two men is diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime compared to one in three women.  Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and the second leading killer of men, behind lung cancer.” 

 

Prostatitis can be an issue for males of all ages and affects 35% of men aged 50 and older.  Men’s Health Network states, “Each year over 230,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 30,000 will die of it.” 

 

Jackson Hospital urologist, Dr. John Chacko states, “The slowing of the urinary stream, having to get up at night to urinate, and increased frequency are common symptoms of prostate cancer.  A simple blood test called Prostate-specific antigen and a digital rectal exam are the two most commonly used tests.”  If you would like to schedule an appointment with Dr. Chacko please call Chipola Surgical & Medical Specialties at 850-482-0017.

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If you would like more information about this topic, please call Katharine at 850/718-2696 or email her at kdozier@jackhosp.org.

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