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.
Friday, November 20, 2015
Saturday, November 14, 2015
Thank you for participating in the photo yesterday at the Inn at Penn. We will use the pic as part of our men's health awareness messaging this month. If there is anything you'd like us to include in our posts specific to your efforts, please let me know. Keep up the good work. Brian
Petey wants to wish Trevor a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!
As Trevor turns 11 years old today he is fighting his second battle with a rare for of prostate cancer in young men. We met Trevor in 2014 when he was going through Chemo. We were at a ZERO Summit in Washington DC even going through Chemo he touched so many lives. I am so proud to call this young man my friend!
Friday, November 13, 2015
Thursday, November 12, 2015
Guys you are NOT to young! Prostate cancer can strike at ANY AGE!! Our Superhero and friend Trevor on his last treatment for prostate cancer. He was diagnosed at 9 years old with an rare form of prostate cancer. For over a year his cancer way gone. On Saturday Trevor will turn 11 a few days ago they received more heartbreaking news. His prostate cancer has returned!