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Why is it important for men to see a doctor?

It is important for men to see a doctor because according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), regular exams and screenings can help save lives. Seeing a doctor can help find problems early, when the chances for treatment—and perhaps even a cure—are better.

Balancing a busy career, family, and personal life can leave men with little time to even think about their health, let alone schedule (and keep) an appointment for their annual health screenings. In addition to participating in annual screenings, having a primary care physician (PCP) who can coordinate men's care is vital to their good health.

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Men should see a doctor for many reasons. In general, a regular visit to a doctor will allow for appropriate screenings for diseases that can be caught and treated early. This will also allow a man to catch up on vaccines that can prevent him from getting sick as he gets older (vaccines aren't just for children).

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