ZERO Out Prostate Cancer in 2017

Whereas, Prostate cancer constitutes 19% of all cancer diagnoses and 8% of all cancer deaths; and

Whereas, In Ohio an estimated 5,840 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and an estimated 1,020 will die in 2017; and

Whereas, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer; and

Whereas, Prostate cancer is the #1 most commonly diagnosed cancer in American Men and the #3 cause of cancer death behind lung and colon cancer; and

Whereas, this year approximately 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 3.3 minutes and roughly 26,730 die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

Whereas, Men with relatives – father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease; and

Whereas, African American men are 1.7 times as likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer as white men and are 2.3 times as likely to die from the disease; and

Whereas, Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives and preserving and protecting our families; and

Whereas, all men are at risk for prostate cancer and we encourage the citizens of (City) to increase the importance of prostate screenings.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Petey's new rides

Petey loves to raise awareness for prostate cancer and will travel the country doing so. February 27 -March 1 is the ZERO Summit in Washington, DC and for the 6th year he will be on Capitol Hill raising awareness. And of course doing a little sightseeing as he does in his Petey way he will be taking pictures of his trip. Many times people will see Mom (me) taking pictures for Petey and they will know exactly why a Walnut. Some will get curious and ask, great oppturnity to share our Journey with them and get them talking as well.

Is it worth it?

There is one thing Petey won't gamble on. Forgetting to have his PSA test done. Have you had your done lately?