You probably know Dr. Stephen Coleman as the political analyst for 18 news.
Providing unique coverage of the Presidential Candidates. Now he’s talking about something much different.
“I think that with guys as they age – when it comes to prostate problems, it’s not a matter of if… it’s a matter of when,” he says.
This month Coleman had surgery for prostate issues that have bothered him for years.
Now he wants to get the word out to help encourage others to get checked.
“If they’re having some of the symptoms I’ve had and some of the problems they should see their primary doctor, see a urologist,” Coleman says.
Symptoms like trouble urinating, or frequent urination.
Dr. Richard Terry with Arnot Health agrees.
“I think if there are risk factors, if a first degree relative with prostate cancer, your Dad had it, your grandpa had it – that may be a reason to start saving energy,” Terry says.
Approximately, 149,000 die per year from prostate cancer.
But many could be avoided.
“Do I have a doctor? Do I see them. Get engaged with a physician. Particularly if you are over the age of 40. Have a complete check up. Have your blood pressure checked. Start looking at your cholesterol. Take an active look at your health,” Terry adds.