June is Men’s Health Month, a time dedicated to heightening the awareness of preventable disease and encouraging early detection and treatment of disease among men, like cardiovascular disease, skin cancer, lung cancer, testicular cancer, prostate cancer, diabetes, and more.
When it comes to screening tests, early detection and prevention, men’s health often takes a back seat to women’s health. On average, compared to women, men are more likely to: 1
- Smoke and drink
- Make unhealthy or risky choices
- Put off regular checkups and medical care
Wear Blue Day
Wear BLUE Day is on Friday, June 18th, a day to raise awareness and funds for education about the benefits of regular checkups, prostate cancer education, or education about other health issues that affect men. Whether it is your friend, family member, or boss, show them you care about them and their health by wearing blue.2
Screening and Testing
A primary goal and focus of GenPath | BioReference is to help patients lead longer, more productive and healthier lives. It is a comprehensive approach, focusing not only on a specific issues such as prostate cancer and sexual health, but also on broader issues that are affected by mental health and lifestyle choices. GenPath | BioReference offers a broad portfolio that includes tests for general wellness and vitality, sexual health, prostate cancer and inherited cancers.
During Men’s Health Month, men should to take an active interest in their own mental and physical health. Having regular check-ups and the right screening tests performed are examples of the most important things one can do to achieve this goal. Take time to talk with your healthcare provider about diagnostic testing options that may be appropriate.
If you are a healthcare provider, click here to become a client so you can begin ordering tests from BioReference and GenPath today.
- Harvard Health Publishing. https://www.health.harvard.edu/topics/mens-health
- Men’s Health Network. https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/wearblue/