BENEFITING: Prostate Cancer Foundation
About Prostate Cancer:
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 2015 are:
About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer
About 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer
About 1 man in 7 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 66.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 38 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 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
When to start screening is generally based on individual risk, with age 40 being a reasonable time to start screening for those at highest risk (genetic predispositions or strong family histories of prostate cancer at a young age).
For otherwise healthy men at high risk (positive family history or African American men), starting at age 40-45 is reasonable.
Proceeds will go to The Prostate Cancer Foundation. So please spread the word and help raise money for a cause that will raise awareness in the battle against prostate cancer.
For more information please visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation website or the University of Michigans Taubman Urology Clinic: