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Panama City, Fla. -

You may soon see more men sporting a mustache this month.  The Panama City Urology group is encouraging men to grow their facial hair as part of a campaign called "Movember".

Men are being encouraged to grow a mustache as a creative way to get men talking about their health and remind them to get screened for prostate and testicular cancer.

Screening for prostate cancer includes a digital rectal exam and a PSA screening, which is a simple blood test.  Doctors also recommend that men do self-exams for testicular cancer beginning in the teen years.

Urologist Dr. Neal Dunn says, "Prostate cancer found early is very, very curable.  We have wonderful new surgical technologies to cure prostate cancer and also radiation technologies."

Dr. Dunn says prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men and early detection is the only way to cure it.  He encourages all men to talk to their doctor about the best time to begin PSA screenings.