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.
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Statistics show that 1 in 6 men as with 1 in 3 African American men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. in 2013 about 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer was diagnosed, about 29,720 will lose their battle 1 in 36 men. Of the men who are 65 and older, 6 in 10 cases are diagnosed and it is rare before age 40.
The average age of being diagnosed is 67. Not all men diagnosed with prostate cancer will die from it in fact 2.5 million men in the United State are still alive today!
My husband Ray was diagnosed at 56 with an aggressive form of prostate cancer!
Monday, February 10, 2014
Sunday, February 9, 2014
Thursday, February 6, 2014
Participants Solicitation for Online Study: The Impact of Prostate Cancer on Survivors’ Sense of Meaning in Life
• 65 or under?
• Have been in remission at least 1yr.?
• Speak and write English fluently?
• Have a private computer?
• Have a private email address?
• Comfortable writing about your experiences with cancer?
The purpose of this study is to examine how prostate cancer survivors construct meaning from their experiences. Participants will be asked to answer three sets of questions about your experiences with Prostate Cancer. The study seeks to examine what a prostate cancer survivors’ experience is over time. The study will examine how participants adjust to a life experience with prostate cancer. Additionally this study aims to provide more clarity in defining the terms meaning in life as it relates to stressful life experiences.
Participants will be asked to complete the study eligibility form, demographic/background questionnaire and three sets of questions regarding their experience before diagnosis, during treatment, and now as a survivor of prostate cancer. All responses will be handled via email.
If you think you might be interested in participating, for more information and specifics regarding participation, please contact:
Carol L. Brady