Thanks for highlighting this.
Having gone through radical [they spared nothing] prostate (and partial bladder) removal, I wouldn't wish it on anyone. It is a life changer, and not in a nice way.
I have been proselytising men whenever I could to regularly and frequently check their prostates, and to get broad ranging pathology tests for baseline readings of their health. These blood test results can be indispensible later if any health issue does arise. ( I was rushed into surgery for another issue, and afterwards the post operative care was complicated because the doctors didn't know what 'my normal levels' were, but rather used their 'standard levels', which clearly I wasn't.)
Even though I did the regular blood tests and the DREs, I was still rushed into surgery after a regular routine examinations. Things had obviously changed markedly over the course of under six months!
Women's health issues are more prominent that men's health issues, but that should not diminish the importance of men's health issues.
"Prostate cancer was the most commonly diagnosed cancer in Australia in 2013. In 2013, it was also the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males. It is estimated to become the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in 2017, while remaining the most commonly diagnosed cancer among males ....
In 2013, there were 19,233 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in Australia. In 2017, it is estimated that 16,665 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Australia."
"In 2014, prostate cancer was the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia. It was also the 2nd most common cause of cancer deaths among males in 2014. It is estimated that it will remain the 3rd most common cause of cancer deaths in Australia and the 2nd most common cause of male cancer deaths in 2017"
This is looking at breast cancer only in women as more common that prostate cancer in men. If you include breast cancer in both men and women (remembering that men get breast cancer too, but not as frequently as women), prostate cancer becomes the 2nd most common cause of death.
So men, get checked regularly. It may not be fun, but it can save your life. And life goes on afterwards