September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about prostate cancer and generate support for those affected by the disease.
Lunch & Learn - Prostate Health
Join us Thursday, September 28, 2023 from noon to 1 p.m. at Kinder Community Center for a complimentary lunch to learn more about prostate health.
Facts about Prostate Cancer
- Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers among men
- This year, more than 160,000 men will be told they have prostate cancer
- Some men are at higher risk for prostate cancer. Aside from age, risk factors for prostate cancer include family history and race
- 1 in 5 African American men will develop prostate cancer
- 1 in 3 men with a family history will develop prostate cancer
- Nearly 3 million men in the U.S. count themselves as prostate cancer survivors
According to the AUA
- PSA screening in men under age 40 years is not recommended
- Routine screening in men between ages 40 to 54 years at average risk is not recommended
- For men ages 55 to 69, the decision to undergo PSA screening should be a shared decision made between the doctor and patient, after discussing the benefits and risks associated with screening and treatment
- Routine PSA screening is not recommended in men over age 70 or any man with less than a 10-15 year life expectancy
- Urologists are the front line of care and defense for most men and treat 80 percent of all newly diagnosed cases of prostate cancer