|Ryan Goodman practicing palpating a cow|
Well, well, well. It looks like the rubber glove is on the other hoof today.
Today I am reminding you that it is Movember dairy. Isn't it time for your herd health? November is men's health month. Let's talk about prostate cancer which is a very manly topic.
Did you know:
- Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer.
- It is the second leading cause of cancer death in men.
- A man is 35% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than a woman is to be diagnosed with breast cancer.
- More than 90% of all prostate cancers are discovered confined to or nearby the prostate. Men with prostate tumors diagnosed at these stages have a five year survival rate of nearly 100%.
Like them or hate them, Matt Lauer and Al Roker are getting prostate exams live on the Today show. Farmers you don't have to go to that extreme. Trust me, not even the cows want to see it. However, go see your doctor, get a check up, eat healthy (milk is an awesome drink, by the way!), and make it a habit.
Agent 101, reporting from the Udder Side.