Quick Prostate Cancer Facts
- Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer in U.S. men, with over 3 million men living with the disease today. An average of 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
- A man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every 3 minutes.
- African-American men are 2.4 times more likely to die of prostate cancer than Caucasian men.
- The disease is 100% treatable if detected early.
So, what can you do during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month to help fight the disease and take control of your own health?
PCF has a free, educational patient guide. This guide is a compilation of information from doctors and researchers in the field, focusing on information about treatment, research, and lifestyle changes you can make. It’s free and downloadable – don’t miss it!
Screening guidelines changed this year, 2017. Screening should begin at age 40 if you have family history, age 45 if you are African-American, and at age 50 if neither of these circumstances apply. Make an appointment today with Kellum Family Medicine.
Take Control of Your Health
Make your own health a top priority. Maintain a healthy weight with good nutritional habits and establishing a regular exercise routine. Avoid smoking of any kind. Eliminate stress when you can and reduce stress with some of these ideas.
From the Prostate Cancer Foundation Website: “In the last 23 years, PCF has funded just about every practice-changing breakthrough in prostate cancer treatment. Support the scientific engine churning out results that are urgently needed by patients.” Donate or Fundraise today.
Find More Ways To Fight Prostate Cancer on the PCF Website
The PCF Website has a wealth of information, ranging from news and information to research to personal stories. This is a great time to learn more about this disease and share the information with friends and family.