Prostate cancer is not just an older man’s disease and PSA exams are essential for early detection, even if you’re in your 40s

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Peter Latos would have celebrated his 50th birthday earlier this week, on May 3, but he wasn’t here to do that. The long, valiant battle he fought against prostate cancer came to an end nearly two years back, taking him from his wife and sons — and all of us — when he was only 47.

Prostate cancer, the second most common cancer among men in the U.S., has always been known as an older man’s disease, but more and more that is changing.

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