Prostate Cancer Awareness – Defeating an Unknown Epidemic
The Bad News – Anatomy of an Epidemic
1. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. In 2013, over 240,000 men were newly diagnosed with prostate cancer every year – one man every 2.41 minutes
2. 30,050 men were projected to die from prostate cancer in 2014 – one man every 17.1 minutes
3. Only half of at risk men test annually, and most men that do test do not personally know or track their PSA value, or how it may be changing from one year to the next
The Good News – What Men and Their Families Can Do
1. Research shows that prostate cancer is very treatable if discovered early, before it has metastasized
2. A simple PSA (prostate specific antigen) blood test allows for the early detection of prostate cancer
3. The American Cancer Society’s research shows that a third of all cancers are lifestyle related
Prostate Cancer Awareness Project Mission
1. Ensure that every man over 35 knows that he needs to have an annual PSA (prostate specific antigen) test and that he needs to personally track any change in that PSA number
2. Create a nationwide series of events events that will raise prostate cancer awareness and provide a vehicle for ongoing exercise and nutrition improvement programs and, ultimately, prostate cancer prevention
Don’t Have a Family Doctor?
Just click on the link below to find a prostate cancer testing site near you . . .
Track Your Test Results with ProstateTracker
Once you begin testing your annual prostate cancer testing program, just enter the results into your free prostate cancer early warning account at ProstateTracker.org and ProstateTracker will remind you when your next test is due.
Simply click the image below to get started . . .