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Booming Forward Tip: early detection key to preventing prostate cancer

Posted at 5:45 PM, Sep 15, 2023

13 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and up to three percent will die from the disease.

Family and personal medical history and certain lifestyle factors may increase your risk.

But the biggest risk factor: age.

Prostate cancer develops when cells in your prostate grow out of control.

The older a man gets, the more this tends to happen.

Though it can be symptomatic, prostate cancer often presents with no symptoms at all.

That’s why early detection is so important.

The health experts at Optum want to keep you healthy, not just be there for you when you’re sick.

Have a conversation with your doctor to find out what health screenings may be right for you, based on your circumstances and possible risk factors.

If you live in a more remote location, the Optum Mobile Clinic is available to members.

Bringing important screenings and care to you, curbside.

Visit optum.com/utah today for more information.