Local facilities offer cheap prostate cancer exams


Chealsea Terrell, [email protected]

One simple decision that can make a huge difference on a man’s future is getting a prostate exam.
A prostate is an organ found only in men and is located under the bladder. It aids men in the reproduction process which makes it important.
According to the American Cancer Society, the most common cancer found in men is prostate cancer. It is also the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths.
“I never realized how important it is to maintain prostate health until I read some of the research online about how many problems it can cause a man’s body overall,” said Mia Harper, a sophomore pre-physical therapy major.
Since the cancer is so prevalent, men should participate in routine check-ups. Locally, there are many options when it comes to being examined. One choice is LabCorp in West Monroe.
Most exams cost between $40-50. But for men who have a history of prostate cancer, the exam is free.
Prostate exams take less than an hour. The physician performing the exam will explain what to expect before you are given the procedure.
College students are not exempt from being cautious when it comes to prostate health.
Due to most students being younger than the age of 50, many believe this particular cancer will not affect them. However, this is false in various cases. The stress and pressure of college can affect one’s prostate health.
Also, young adults can have prostate problems that they are not aware of. Symptoms often begin appearing later in a person’s life.