Saturday, August 30, 2008

September is Prostate Cancer Month

Quick Facts About Prostate Cancer:
Approximately 220,000 new cases are expected in 2007.
It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in America among men.
An estimated 27,000 American men will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2008.
It is most common cancer in American Males accounting for more than 33% of the cases.
1 in 6 American men is at lifetime risk of prostate cancer.
10 year survival rates of non-metastatic early-stage prostate cancer is almost 98%
If a close relative has prostate cancer, a man's risk of the disease more than doubles. With 2 relatives, his risk increases 5x. With 3 close relatives, his risk is about 97%. So if it runs in your family, get screened early and often.

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
National Prostate Cancer Coalition
1154 15th Street NW
Washington, DC 20005
(888) 245-9455
(202) 463-9455
(202) 463-9456 Fax
Materials available
Contact: Jamie Bearse

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