Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 29,430 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2018.
An Ohio resident has been hard at work to ensure that these proclamations are renewed annually. Linda Hoetger has spoken with local leaders to remind communities of the pain and suffering of prostate cancer. As a result, Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.
Sunday, February 16, 2014
Prostate Cancer words that are very seldom spoken in public!
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!