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.


Tuesday, February 18, 2014

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    Sunday, February 16, 2014

    Valentine's for Veterans with Arron Tippin

    Petey is really getting around meeting so many famous people! 
    One day Petey will be famous too!


    Super Bowl Sweepstakes prize

    I entered the Know Your Stats Sweepstakes during the Super Bowl. This is what I won!



    Prostate Cancer words that are very seldom spoken in public!

    But for families living with prostate cancer we can speak about our Journeys. The Good, Bad and the Ugly!
    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

    Wishing For a Cure

    Petey was out riding his motorcycle and came across this Wishing Well! 

    Sunday, February 9, 2014

    For those fighting Prostate Cancer!
    I am one of them!
    (((HUGS))) 

    Love is in the air!

    Petey found a lady friend to share Valentine's Day with. 
    His gift to her was a PSA Test. 
    How about you Guys have your PSA lately?

    Thursday, February 6, 2014

    Participants Solicitation for Online Study: The Impact of Prostate Cancer on Survivors’ Sense of Meaning in Life

    Are you a man,

    • 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
    Walden University
    Doctoral Candidate

    Email: carol.brady@waldenu.edu

    WE PETITION THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION TO:

    Support Prostate Cancer Awareness in September and light the White House BLUE!

    Prostate Cancer words that are very seldom spoken in public! But for families living with prostate cancer we can speak about our Journeys. The Good, Bad and the Ugly! Statics 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!
    We need the White House to be part of our journey and support our efforts to raise awareness for Prostate Cancer.

    Please sign the petition below!

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/support-prostate-cancer-awareness-september-and-light-white-house-blue/pgdBgK0f