Did you know most men would rather take out the trash, floss their teeth and scrub dishes than schedule prostate exam? Good news, gents, looks like your prostate can stop studying because more and more experts think prostate screening is actually useless unless you have a history of cancer in your family. While the issue is still subject to debate, it's never a bad idea to keep your prostate on its toes with some pop quizzes every now and again.
Getting men to pay attention to their own health isn't easy. When given the chance to read Maxim or schedule a prostate gland exam with the doc (yup, it's the one with the finger up the butt), I think we all know which is more appealing to the dudes. A few different organizations are wisely using things that men love -- drinking beer and growing mustaches, namely -- to get them thinking about screening this very important male gland. Pints for Prostates uses the glory of hops to get men to think about getting screened. Some recent studies that swigging beer is actually good for your prostate will prolly help their cause as well! Movember Australia also focuses on prostate health, and raises awareness by getting the gents to grow a moustache in November (Australia's men's health month, American prostate health month is in September). So even though it's months away, our prostate stopped shaving and donned a nice 'stache in honor of this awesome organization.