September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Published On: 09/06/2016
Chesapeake Urology urges men to be aware of the most common cancer in American men - prostate cancer.
5 Facts To Know About Prostate Cancer
- 1 in every 7 men will get prostate cancer sometime in his life.
- The chances of getting prostate cancer are 1 in 3 if you have just one close relative (father, brother) with the disease. The risk is 83% with two close relatives. With three, it's almost a certainty (97%).
- African-American men are at special risk for the disease, with the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world: 1 in 4 men. African American men are 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease.
- Prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of male cancer-related death in the United States. There are more than 2.8 million men in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- There are no noticeable symptoms of prostate cancer while it is still in the early stages. This is why getting tested is so critical. Learn about our Free Prostate Cancer Screenings.
Watch Dr. Ronald Tutrone discuss prostate cancer and the importance of screening for early detection with Fox 45's morning show on September 6, 2016: