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.

Saturday, October 12, 2013

4 years ago today!

Sleep is not on my side!! :-( Today is the day that Ray became a Survivor of Prostate Cancer 4 years ago. The day was long as with the Pre-admission, Admission, Prep for surgery and then the long wait during the operation. I was so glad to have Ryan Hoetger and Kyle Hoetger  in the waiting room with me. And HUGE Thank you for Miss Christine Novak-Ray who came to the hospital and waited with me and we talked about the Good Old days at East Columbus Elementary. As Ray was Mr. Homework!
Yes Ray has the cancer inside him but is what others do not understand is that this disease is a Couple's disease and not just an Old Man's disease. Ray was only 56 when he was diagnosed!

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

ZERO Summit 2013

Taken at the Congressional Reception in Washington, DC for Prostate Cancer! 
Forgot that I had my sunglasses on the sun was so bright at that time.
Maybe I was part of the Secret Service,,,,

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Metastatic Castrate Resistant Prostate Cancer - Co-Pay Assistance

ZERO-The End of Prostate Cancer has joined forces with the PAN foundation to provide comprehensive support for patients with metastatic castrate resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC). The partnership will leverage PAN's existing  mCRPC financial assistance program coupled with ZERO's best in class educational resources for mCRPC patients and caregivers.