Are you one of 40,000 who won't get checked?

COLUMBIA (WACH)â??The numbers are staggering â?? 40,000. 40,000 men die every year from prostate cancer, says Dr. Tom Edmunds. According to Edmunds, one 1 six men will be diagnosed at some point in their lifetime, but only 1 in 34 will die from it.

Dr. Edmunds believes that those 34 succumb because they didnâ??t discover it soon enough, not that it was ultimately a death sentence. He urges getting checked if you are over the age of 40.

Dr. Edmunds joined Tyler Ryan on a special â??Man Showâ?? edition of Good Day Columbia to talk about testing options, including the PSA test, and other ways to beat prostate cancer.