Prostate Cancer Awareness
- Actor Peter Facinelli is calling for men to get screened for prostate cancer
- Facinelli’s father was diagnosed with prostate cancer, but beat the disease because it was diagnosed early
- PSA tests and rectal exams are effective screening tools for men
Facinelli, 46, wrote a passionate message on Instagram talking about how it’s critical men be proactive in their health, and undergo regular prostate cancer screenings so, if diagnosed, they can catch it early. Facinelli personally knows how important cancer prevention is, as his father, Pierino, was diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, it was an early stage, and according to Facinelli, his treatment was successful.Read More
“Prostate cancer is silent and affects more than 14 million men worldwide,” Facinelli writes. “My own father caught it early and survived. Please Take control of your health. Get yearly checkups. Catch it early.”
Now, he’s asking for others to spread awareness, and a few of Facinelli’s friends are standing up and stripping down.
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Hope this got your attention… September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Today I’m launching the #NicTailorNoPants campaign in partnership with @prostatecancerfoundation sponsored by Nic Tailor Underwear to get men talking about their prostate health. To ALL the guys out there: Here is the mission: To Help spread awareness please post a selfie in your underwear or bathing suit and tag 3 other men to do the same using #NicTailorNoPants and tagging @prostatecancerfoundation. Have fun with it and make it your own. Post your pantless zoom attire, or ure Summer Swimsuit, or Risky Business it with a button down and tighty whities. I know it’s a vulnerable ask… but it’s a vulnerable conversation and we need to get it started. Ladies… encourage your men to do it. And to get screened. Your post and bringing awareness could save lives. Prostate cancer is silent and affects more than 14 million men worldwide. My own father caught it early and survived. 🙏Please Take control of your health. Get yearly checkups. Catch it early. And Let’s help support the Prostate Cancer Foundation and help end prostate cancer. 💪🏻💪🏻💪🏻 I’m going to tag a bunch of friends to get the ball rolling. You just need to post your photo and tag 3 of yours. #NicTailorNoPants @rcmccall @iamadamdavenport @matthieulange @joelmichaely4real @gnhsurf @paolomascitti @kevinbrennan @kaigreene @georgekosturos @derekwarburton @dominicdevore @isaiahmustafa @lancebass @kellanlutz @mrjerryoc @miketyson @ryanseacrest
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So September is prostate cancer awareness month and a man I truly respect, @peterfacinelli challenged men across the country to post in the skivvies, get the conversation out there and get men to get tested! He launched the #nictailornopants campaign and I’m on board! I’m challenging all of my fitness guys out there to drop trou and spread the message!!! Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in United States and as men, husbands, fathers and sons we owe it those around us to get checked, stay healthy and be there for those around us!!! As a trainer I work with people everyday to stay healthy and train but it’s the stuff we can’t see everyday that can sneak up on us! Be healthy and safe! ❤️ @jimjohnson75 @peterfacinelli @prostatecancerfoundation #september #awareness #selfcare #health #family #love #like #follow
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When @peterfacinelli texts you, I suppose you have to listen! Gentlemen, let’s help bring some awareness to #nictailornopants and the @prostatecancerfoundation and talk about Prostate health! As far as this challenge goes, tag 3 friends to take a photo in their underwear/bathing suit and get some 👀 on this very important cause (tag the 2 things mentioned above as well!). Every January I try to have a physical and we discuss all things health related – including the very important prostate. This was me just before covid, after 4 fortunate months working with my friend, @paolomascitti. (A progress pic.) Now, I’ve got pandemic-body, but it sure is nice to reminisce and know I’ve got the tools to get back to this once we re-open. @kyperbole @josephanthonymar @jonahplatt @rodrickcovington @todiscon @aaronscottlazar @gregwillcutyou @brandonjbarash
Preventing & Screening for Prostate Cancer
When it comes navigating a cancer diagnosis, the earlier it’s caught, the more treatment options are. For prostate cancer, guidelines say that men should start screening for the disease at age 55 and continue until they’re about 70. Effective screening methods include the PSA blood test and a rectal exam, and the PSA test has shown to be effective for younger men.
“That PSA test at a younger age, it’s a more accurate test because the prostate has not increased in size, which can cause the test to be more difficult to interpret,” Dr. David Wise, a medical oncologist at NYU Langone Health, tells SurvivorNet. “PSA screening saves lives. It’s a consensus. It’s established. That’s where we stand today.”
Lifestyle doesn’t cure cancer, but it has been proven to lower your risk of a diagnosis. New guidelines from the American Cancer Society (ACS) recommend people maintain a healthy and moderate weight by practicing a nutritious diet and physical activity regularly.
New guidelines emphasize getting a variety of fruits and vegetables in every day — including dark green, red and orange vegetables, whole fruits and whole grains. Red and processed meats, sugary drinks and processed foods should all be avoided or consumed on very rare occasions.