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Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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September 25th, 2013

As we mentioned earlier this month, September is Cholesterol Awareness Month. However, it is also Prostate Cancer Awareness Month.

Did you know that 1 out of 6 American men will have prostate cancer in their lifetime

From the American Cancer Society

Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2013 are:

  • About 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
  • About 29,720 men will die of prostate cancer

About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 67.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.5 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

Early detection saves lives. Schedule your annual exam today! 

For a list of risk factors, click here.


 
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