Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

November is a critical month in the healthcare calendar, marking Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. This period serves as a vital reminder of the importance of early detection in battling one of the most common cancers affecting men globally. At, we emphasize the significance of awareness and proactive health checks.

Understanding Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer occurs in the prostate gland and predominantly affects older men. It is a leading cause of cancer-related deaths, yet its prognosis can be significantly improved with early detection. Understanding this disease is the first step in combating it.

The Importance of November

November’s designation as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month aims to break the silence surrounding this disease. It’s a time for health campaigns, educational events, and community engagements to increase awareness and encourage early screening.

Early Detection and Simple Blood Tests

Early detection of prostate cancer can be life-saving. The PSA test, a simple blood test, plays a crucial role in early detection strategies. Catching cancer early can lead to more effective treatment options and better survival rates.

Overcoming the Stigma and Fear of Testing

Many men avoid or delay testing due to fear or stigma. However, the PSA test is a quick, non-invasive procedure. Health experts stress the importance of regular screening, especially for those at higher risk.

The Journey After Diagnosis

Being diagnosed with prostate cancer begins a journey of treatment and recovery. Our Prostate Treatment Guide on offers valuable insights into treatment options and managing life post-diagnosis.

Advocacy and Community Support

Support from the community and advocacy groups can be incredibly empowering for those affected by prostate cancer. Our Prostate Cancer Advocacy page on provides a platform for support and resources.


Prostate Cancer Awareness Month is more than a calendar event; it’s a call to action for early screening and education. Visit to learn more and join a community committed to fighting prostate cancer through awareness and support.

Clinic Care Experiences

I recently had an unsettling experience with Dr. Yoo at the Cary Endocrine & Diabetes Clinic. Dr Yoo prescribed testosterone replacement therapy. Suddenly, several months later, I was informed by a phone message that Dr. Yoo had changed her mind and would not renew the prescription and was withdrawing my patient treatment. The distressing part was her decision seemed based, not on science and medical ethics but on her emotional stance shifting to “I don’t feel like treating you any longer,” I was told to find another healthcare provider.

The clinic’s administrative process also left me baffled. They accepted a referral without first obtaining Dr. Yoo’s authorization, even though she usually treats patients with testosterone replacement therapy. Furthermore, her staff physician, Dr. Weir, prescribed testosterone replacement therapy under Dr. Yoo’s signature. Later, I was told Dr. Yoo regretted allowing this to happen. Both of these errors occurred due to poor leadership and inadequate staff direction.

The abrupt cessation of testosterone replacement therapy, particularly for a patient with hypogonadism like me, isn’t just a matter of changing medication. It impacts the body significantly, leading to a host of physical symptoms. More than that, the mental anguish, fear, and confusion caused by such a sudden and unexplained withdrawal of medical care has been extremely distressing.

I have been ghosted in my requests for copies of all medical records and now require legal action to obtain records for a referral.

I urge potential patients to be cautious and ensure clear communication when seeking care at Cary Endocrine. My experience speaks to the importance of patients advocating for their health and ensuring their doctors are aligned with their best interests.

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