November 9th, 2017

Men, get checked

Dane Rohmann: 'I want to see a world where cancer doesn't exist.'
Men's Health | Prostate Cancer | Real Stories
"I was diagnosed with prostate cancer 6 years ago. I didn't know what to expect, but it turned out that my particular case was not that aggressive.This means I've got the option of 'active surveillance'.

​Most men wait until they are 50 to even think about getting checked. I was 43 when I was diagnosed and my PSA measured relatively low - only 2.2. The only indicator that something was wrong was a lump that my Urologist felt during my exam.

I feel that it's far too common for men to rely solely on that one test to determine how healthy their prostate might be. Actually, your PSA levels could be very low but you could still have prostate cancer.  I cannot stress enough the importance of getting checked early, regularly and by an exam - not just by a PSA test.

My cancer was found completely by chance. I am so thankful that It was found early and that I have the luxury of watching and waiting, before I need to act.

It feels great to spread the word through conversations about my Movember moustache. Men need to know how important getting tested is, because there are more options for those who are diagnosed early."

- Dane Rohmann
Movember Cause Ambassador