September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Whereas, In Ohio, it is estimated that 6,760 men will be diagnosed and 1,670 will die from the disease in 2016; and
Whereas, There are three million prostate cancer patients and survivors fighting their personal battles every day; and
Whereas, 1 in 7 men will get prostate cancer sometime in his lifetime and
Whereas, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer
Whereas, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed form of cancer and the second leading cause of cancer related deaths among men; and
Whereas, this year approximately 180,890 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 2.9 minutes and roughly 26,120 die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and
Whereas, African American men are at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 4 men. African American men are 2.5 times more 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.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Tuesday, October 18, 2016
Saturday, October 15, 2016
Ken Griffey Sr. was at the Run/Walk in Cincinnati today. Ken is an 11 year Survivor of Prostate Cancer. While talking with Survivors today I met one who has been on his Journey for 26 years! We need to have more men speak up and tell their Journey!