Each September, the nation recognizes prostate cancer awareness month to help defeat the third leading cause of cancer deaths among men. An estimated 27,000 husbands, sons, brothers, fathers, and grandfathers will lose their lives to prostate cancer in 2017.
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, more than 400 Mayors, Legislators, City Council Members, and Town/Village managers and County Commissioners will issue a proclamation or resolution declaring September prostate cancer awareness month.
Monday, May 26, 2014
|Ray, Representative Bishoff and I|
Heather Harris Bishoff You guys are awesome, I am so happy to have more patriotic Peteys to join me at the statehouse!!! It was good to see you both today!!!
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
- 2.6 to 4 ng/mL is safe in most men but talk with your doctor about other risk factors
- 4.0 to 10.0 ng/mL is suspicious and suggest the possibility of prostate cancer
- 10.0 ng/mL and above is dangerous and should be discussed with your doctor immediately
- 40-49: 2.5
- 50-59: 3.5
- 60-69: 4.5
- 70 and up: 6.5
- Advanced age
- Injury to pelvic region or prostate
- Riding a bicycle
- Sex (within 24 hours)
- Supplements that effect testosterone
- Urinary tract infection
A High PSA
A Low PSA
Digital Rectal Exam (DRE)
Tuesday, May 20, 2014
Wednesday, May 14, 2014