Celebrate Men’s Health Month With Us

As you know, June is Men’s Health Month – a time we consider to be the perfect opportunity to do our part to shed light on the health issues that men face each and every day. To celebrate, we are hosting a #KnowYourScore Sweepstakes.

#KnowYourScore

Just like any sports fan or athlete knows, the score is important to the game. So why, in a time where prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death in men, is knowing your score for aggressive prostate cancer not just as important?

For men who have had an abnormal PSA test result, the 4Kscore delivers an individual man’s percent risk of aggressive prostate cancer ranging from <1% to >95% if a prostate biopsy were performed. However, many men may not understand their test result numbers and what they mean with regards to their risk of disease. That is why we are encouraging men to #KnowYourScore and talk with their physicians about what it means to them.

Win a Prize During Men’s Health Month

To help raise awareness during Men’s Health Month and encourage men to #KnowYourScore, we’re pleased to announce another #KnowYourScore sweepstakes.

Click here to join our mailing list to receive information about aggressive prostate cancer and other diseases that impact the men you love, and you will be automatically entered into the sweepstakes. One lucky entrant will be chosen at random to win a prize, which have been hand-selected to ‘keep you in the game’ this season.

Celebrate with Us

If you are a man with an abnormal PSA result, take the time during Men’s Health Month this June to talk with your doctor about your prostate cancer health, and see if you are a candidate for the 4Kscore test. Know your results and #KnowYourScore.

If you want to help the other men in your life #KnowYourScore, join the conversation online and help us spread the word about prostate cancer testing. Subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn.

 

Happy Men’s Health Month

Happy Men’s Health Month. Here at BioReference, we consider this annual observance to be the perfect opportunity to do our part to shed light on the health issues that men face each and every day. The purpose of Men’s Health Month is to raise awareness about the preventable health issues that both men and boys face and to encourage early detection and treatment. Men’s Health Week was first proposed in 1994 as a Congressional health education program. Celebrated nationwide, there is now an  entire month dedicated to this observance which has grown in popularity year over year since its inception.

How to Get Involved

Anchored by a Congressional health education program, Men’s Health Month is intended to provide a platform for individuals, members of the media, health care providers and public policy makers to share dialog about the health concerns that impact the male population. If you would like to do your part to get involved in Men’s Health Month, we encourage you to visit the official website for more details.

Men’s Health Issues

Why is this observance so important? Education is our very best defense against many of the health issues that men face.

  • Women are 100% likely to visit the doctor for preventive services and annual exams. [1]
  • In 1920, women lived on average of 1 year longer than men. Today, women outlive men by an average of 5 years. [1]
  • 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. [2]
  • Roughly 1 man in 39 will die of prostate cancer. [2]
  • Heart disease and cancer are the leading causes of death in men. [1]

The 4Kscore® Test and Early Prostate Cancer Detection

At BioReference Laboratories we proudly stand behind the message of Men’s Health Month. As the makers of the 4Kscore Test, a simple blood test that helps to clarify the biopsy decision-making process after an abnormal PSA, we work year-round to shed light on the importance of early prostate cancer detection. The 4Kscore Test predicts a man’s risk percentage of having aggressive prostate cancer on a scale of <1% to >95%, using an algorithm that includes four prostate-specific kallikreins in the blood: Total PSA, Free PSA, Intact PSA, and Human Kallikrein 2 (hK2), along with clinical findings.

Celebrate Men’s Health Month & Determine Your 4Kscore

We encourage you to celebrate Men’s Health Month in your own way and to use this annual observance as a reminder to remain vigilant about undergoing regular health screenings. If you, or a loved one, have not been screened recently for prostate cancer, we urge you to talk to your doctor about the 4Kscore Test, and stay tuned next week for other ways to celebrate with us.

If you are interested in learning more about prostate health and the 4Kscore Test, subscribe to our blog and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and LinkedIn. Connect with us today.

 

  1. Men’s Health Network. Men’s Health Facts. Available at https://www.menshealthnetwork.org/library/menshealthfacts.pdf (Accessed May 30, 2017).
  2. American Cancer Society. Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer. Available at https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html (Accessed May 30, 2017).