Regular health screenings are just as important for men as they are for women in detecting changes in the body that could be a serious health problem. It is important to catch these problems early due to the better chances of recovery in the early stages.
A useful way to detect testicular cancer is through routine, monthly Testicular self-exams. If found and treated early, testicular cancer is almost 100% curable. Testicular self-exams involves examining the penis, scrotum, epididymis, and vas deferens for abnormalities.
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Digital rectal exam
A medical professional performs a digital rectal exam to detect abnormalities of the prostate. Screen yearly if over the age of 40.
For sexually active males under the age of 25, it is recommended they have an annual STI screening, because of the high incidence of Gonorrhea and Chlamydia at this age. Males are screened depending on symptoms and number of sexual partners.
Source: IUPUI Health Service.
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What does the Beu Health Center offer regarding Men's Health?
Men's Health Services provides physical exams and laboratory testing tailored to a man's specific needs, including sexual concerns (sexually transmitted infections, sexual risk, impotence, etc.), or healthy approaches to performance enhancement and lifestyle behaviors. Self-exam techniques are emphasized as part of the preventative care approach.
To schedule an appointment, call (309) 298-1888 between the hours of 7:30am-5:00pm