2016 Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
In recognition of September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, PCaAWARE is pleased to share the following reminders.
— Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, behind skin cancer, and affects one in seven men.
— Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
— In 2016 approximately 250,000 new cases will be diagnosed in the United States; about 30,000 men will die of prostate cancer this year in the U.S.
— While prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men it has been found in men in their 40’s and even 30’s . The average age at diagnosis is about 66.
— Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it.
— African American men have the highest prostate cancer incidence in the world.
— Over 90% of all prostate cancers are discovered while they are localized or regional. The 5-year survival rate for men diagnosed with prostate tumors discovered at these stages is nearly 100%.
–Remember real men get tested and real men speak up
Help us to spread the word to men and their partners on the need for men to be tested.
Make a donation to the National Prostate Cancer Awareness Foundation today. Support our speaker’s network and national video outreach project.
When it comes to Prostate cancer… Silence Is Not A Cure