September is Prostate Cancer Awareness month
Whereas, Prostate cancer constitutes 19% of all cancer diagnoses and 8% of all cancer deaths; and
Whereas, In Ohio an estimated 5,840 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 1,020 deaths will occur; and
Whereas, Men with relatives – father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease; and
Whereas, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer; and
Whereas, Prostate cancer is most commonly diagnosed cancer in American Men and the third leading 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, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer. African American men are at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 6 men. African American men are 2.3 times more likely to die from the disease: and
Whereas, Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives, 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.
Sunday, September 29, 2013
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As the wife of a Prostate Cancer SURVIVOR every month is prostate cancer awareness month. And being the Mom of 4 young sons I never want them to hear the words that the doctor told us on June 19th, 2009. I am sorry you have Prostate Cancer!
This time that we have been fighting prostate cancer!
Friday, September 27, 2013
I also share information about testing events, webinars, support groups etc. all over the world.
Pass it along!
Thursday, September 26, 2013
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Tuesday, September 10, 2013
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Thursday, September 5, 2013
June 2013 we attended the Circle of Hope Picnic in Lancaster, Ohio. The theme of the picnic was to wear your cancer colors. Our cancer colors are BLUE for Prostate Cancer. Ray wore everything blue right down to the unmentionables!
The grand prize was an envelope filled with gift certificates, gift cards and food coupons. One of the gift certificates was an over night stay at the Hampton Inn in Lancaster. We used it on August 31st of course Petey had to go with us!
Look at all the fun he was having!
Having dinner at Deb's Corner Cafe in Lancaster. Used the gift certificate from the goodies that we got from the picnic!
Ummm....breakfast the next morning! But did Ray share with Petey? NOPE!!!!