Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in America, affecting one in seven men. Odds increase to one in five if they are African American and one in three if they have a family history; however, the educational tools are making an impact. As more men are talk with their doctors and get tested, and fewer men are dying from the disease. The five-year survival rate for prostate cancer is nearly 100 percent for people who detect and treat the disease early.
With September marking National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and the kick-off of the 2015 NFL season, the Urology Care Foundation and the NFL have renewed their commitment to driving prostate health awareness, as well as teamed up to highlight a Public Service Announcement (PSA) focused on educating men about prostate cancer and encouraging them to take charge of their health through the Know Your Stats® campaign.
The American Urological Association (AUA) recommends men ages 55 to 69 talk to their health care provider about whether prostate cancer screening is right for them. For those who are 40 to 54 years of age and have a higher risk for being diagnosed with prostate cancer, such as African-American men or those with a family history, the AUA recommends they discuss their prostate cancer screening options with their health care provider to assess the benefits and risks of testing.
Please consider airing this PSA and sharing this important message about the importance of prostate screening with your viewers.
For more information please visit: http://www.knowyourstats.org.
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