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Getting men to see their doctor is only half the battle. To win the war, men must also communicate and cope with their doctor’s findings, whether they are favorable or not. Of course, this is easier said than done. In a culture that conditions men to take pain and “man up” it can be difficult to get these same strong men to speak up about their health. Mark Fleming, M.D. witnessed this firsthand in his own family with his father. “He had actually been diagnosed for many years [before I found out],” shared Dr. Fleming ofVirginia Oncology Associates in a recent interview with

“I think what’s very common with prostate cancer is how men do not share their diagnosis or do not seek treatment because of the potential implications on their quote “nature”. So, I think my father was a classic example of that, in that I was not aware and then he had pretty advanced disease when I was made aware of his diagnosis..

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