Where You Live Affects Your Prostate Cancer Risk

How Can You Know if You are at Risk for Prostate Cancer? You Can Quantify Your Prostate Cancer Risk Prostate cancer takes the life of an American man every 17 minutes. But, only 1 in 6 men will have prostate cancer and only 1 in 15 men will die of the disease. The question you need to ask is “will it be you?” I served two tours of duty in Vietnam and I never knew if any particular day would be my day to die. The risk was there every day but there wasn’t any way to quantify that risk; to know where the enemy would be. The same holds true for our troops currently serving overseas. Prostate cancer has killed more men than have died in all of our wars combined, more than 1.4 million men. But with the help of government statistics you can begin to quantify your prostate cancer risk and do something about it. The map at right shows the incidence of prostate cancer in the US; light blue is low and red is high. Click on the image to visit a website that will allow you to look at prostate cancer incidence rates right down […] read more

Help Prostate Cancer Research

Cancer Researchers Need Out Help! I received this email this morning from WhatNext.  Please consider participating  . . . “We have an opportunity for you to take part in a Multiple Cancer study.  It is an online Discussion Board with Cancer patients, our project number C1_666. For the discussion board you will be required to log on once a day, for 5 days and spend about 15-20 minutes per day writing (total 90 minutes, 10 minutes to register once accepted). When the study has concluded you will receive a check for $175 or $150 depending on your type of cancer.  If you are interested in qualifying for this study, please click the link below to answer a few questions. http://survey.quickquest.net/TakeSurvey.asp?PageNumber=1&ID=7450&SurveyID=l0Kmp91M28l608&UniqueID=QEKVX6QZ We find these surveys work best on a computer or laptop, if you are trying it on a mobile device and are having trouble, please try it on a computer or laptop, and/or try a different browser. Thanks as always for your participation! Please be aware that by entering this information you are not guaranteed that you will be selected to participate. As always, we do not share any of your contact information without your permission.” PCAP Comment . . . This is an […] read more

2015 Alpine Loop Gran Fondo

Robert Warren Hess, Alpine Loop Gran Fondo 5oo Cycling Ride for Prostate Cancer Awareness By Robert Warren Hess 5th Anniversary of the Alpine Loop Gran Fond for Prostate Cancer Awareness September 20th was another beautiful day in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The weather for early packet pickup on Saturday was flawless – mid-80s, a crystal blue sky, and warm late summer sunshine washing over the city and the patio at the Ice House in Harrisonburg, overlooking the registration center. The weather forecasters were teasing about the possibility of rain, but Sunday morning dawned breezy and clear, and stayed that way until the mid-afternoon when the sun warmed up the festival area at the finish line. It was another great riding day. We had almost 500 riders doing the 5 various routes and rider reports were all great. By the end of the day, more than 30 riders had earned King and Queen of the Mountain jerseys, to lots of applause from the participants. Everyone had a great time but, more importantly, we educated another group of men about the important of prostate cancer testing and early detection. If those 430 mean implement our #justGet6 program, we will reach several thousand men about prostate cancer. Our thanks […] read more

New Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Ambassador

photo of Jan Fillip Radtke wearing prostate cancer awareness jersey. read more

New Prostate Cancer Ambassador

New Prostate Cancer Ambassador Decipher prostate cancer classifier predicts the aggressiveness of prostate cancer and it's likelihood of recurrence. read more

See the First Prostate Cancer Awareness Race Team at Laguna Seca

Johan Schwartz Racing The World’s First Prostate Cancer Awareness Race Team at Laguna Seca – September 11-13 If you are a gear head – or just a car buff – I’m delighted to tell everyone that there is a race team out there competing for prostate cancer awareness. The team competes on the Pirelli World Challenge and you can see the full details at Johan Schwartz Racing. Johan is competed this year in Pirelli World Challenge. The finale is September 11-13 at Laguna Seca raceway and will crown the winner of the series. Johan and his wife Karen have worked hard all year long for prostate cancer awareness and more than 60 cars will be sporting blue ribbons in honor of National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. For those of us who like records, until this year, Johan held the Guiness Book of World Records title for the longest drift in a car. He has plans to take back that record in 2016. How You Can Support Johan … Johan is working hard for prostate cancer awareness. Your next step is to get your annual prostate cancer blood test and personally track the results at ProstateCancerTracker.org. Just hit the big green button below to […] read more

Medicare Approves New Tool for Prostate Cancer Recurrence Assessment

Medicare Now Covers Oncotype DX Testing Oncotype DX is a genomic test that can help predict near- and long-term outcomes in prostate cancer. About half of all men diagnosed with prostate cancer could be treated with active surveillance for a period of time. The Oncotype DX test is a genomic test that can help in determining the aggressiveness of a prostate cancer case and it’s likelihood of recurrence after treatment. “More than 220,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year in the United States alone. The Medicare coverage decision extends reimbursement for Oncotype DX testing to prostate cancer patients defined as low- and very low-risk by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN), who are eligible based on clinical and pathological factors such as prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and Gleason score.” The effective date for Medicare coverage will be after the 45-day notice period according to Palmetto GBA’s process. This should be sometime near the end of September 2015. Prostate Cancer’s Enigma Science is learning more about prostate cancer all of the time, but there still are many unknowns. With more than 20 different varieties of prostate cancer, the biggest challenge is determining which are the aggressive types that claim the lives of […] read more

Will Your Prostate Cancer Recur?

Cancer cell Decipher prostate cancer classifier predicts the aggressiveness of prostate cancer and it's likelihood of recurrence. read more

2015 Tour de France – Honorary PCAP Lanterne Rouge Award

Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Lanterne Rouge Cycling Jersey 2015 Tour de France Lanterne Rouge Award by Robert Warren Hess The Tour de France is, without question, the toughest bicycle race in the world. The Tour de France lasts 21 days and covers 3,660 kilometers – that’s 2,276.704 miles! Just finishing the Tour de France is an incredible feat. The journey of a lifetime for a professional cyclist. But, as is almost always the case, the focus is almost soley on the most talented riders – the race leaders, CG contenders, king of the mountain contenders, and the sprinters. There’s even a special category for the best younger rider and the most courages rider of the day. But there is no recognition for the riders at the end of the 198-man strong peloton. Until now, that it. We award King and Queen of the Mountain jerseys to the fastest climbers in their age category in our cancer awareness ride – Alpine Loop Gran Fondo and the Hotter than Hell Mt. Baldy climb. But we wanted to  create something very special for the last person to finish the ride. The person that just ‘gutted it out’ and made it happen. So we created our Lanterne Rouge Jersey. So once again this year, just […] read more

The Number 1 Way to Boost Your Immune System and Help Your Body Keep Cancer at Bay

The Number 1 Way to Boost Your Immune System and Help Your Body Keep Cancer at Bay Why getting too little sleep may help your cancer recur. read more