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Testicular/Prostate Exam

I read an article the other day that surprised me and got me thinking. The article was from a medical magazine, and it suggested that males should have a complete physical - including testicular and prostate exams - annually at the latest starting at 25. The article pointed to testicular cancer as the leading cancer related cause of death for men in their 20's and 30's. It also discussed the increasing number of cases involving prostate cancer or prostate related diseases of men in their 20's and 30's. All of this was a huge surprise to me. I'm a 21 year old male, and I thought I wouldn't have to worry about this type of thing for a long time. I mean, should I rush to my doctor and insist that I have a full physical with these exams included every six months or something. That is certainly not a pleasent thought. The last full physical I had was in high school when I was playing sports, and I definitely don't recall enjoying the turn and cough test. Anyway, I'd like to know if this surprises anyone else and what your practice is.
Are you male or female?
male
female(answer for male you know or go to results)
How old are you?
<16
16-18
19-21
22-25
25-30
30's
40's
50's or older(when I thought I'd deal with this)
Do you get an annual physical?
no
no, but I get one every few years
yes, annually
yes, every six months
Do you get a full physical - prostate exam, testicular exam, penis exam, etc... (all the fun parts)?
no
yes, some
yes, all
If you don't get an annual full physical, why don't you? (check all that apply)
don't need to
too lazy
too expensive
too uncomfortable
don't know, doctor just doesn't
After seeing this poll I will __________.
check into these surprising findings
schedule full annual physical with doctor
schedule full biannual physical with doctor
let my buddies know about this
do nothing
This poll was created on 2007-06-23 00:17:27 by JessIE2hot