BENEFITING: Prostate Cancer Foundation
Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men, striking over 200,000 men each year.
African-American men are at the highest risk and this is the reason I do this fundraiser. My son's great-grandfather passed away from prostate cancer and I do this in his memory.
Every year, about 30,000 men die of this disease, making it the second deadliest cancer in men. Caught early, prostate cancer can be treated, usually successfully. But because many men experience no symptoms, it is often identified only by an abnormal result on a basic prostate cancer screening.
For the last 20 years, doctors have had a powerful weapon in their arsenal for detecting prostate cancer. In addition to the DRE (a physical exam allowing the doctor to feel the prostate), patients can also have a simple blood test called a PSA, which will detect a majority of prostate problems early. In the two decades that the PSA has been used, prostate cancer deaths have declined, and the number of successfully treated prostate cancer cases has risen.
I will be uploading pictures and videos of my journey some funny and others informative. So Lets kick prostate cancers butt!!!