Halifax Health – Center for Urology to Present Free Men’s Prostate Health Event on September 11

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  • September 1, 2015
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WHAT:                     Men’s Prostate Health Event             

WHEN:                     Friday, September 11, 2015

                                 9 a.m.-12 p.m.

WHERE:                   Halifax Health – Center for Urology

                                  Halifax Health Medical Center, Professional Building

                                  311 N. Clyde Morris Blvd., Suite 480, Daytona Beach                                

DETAILS:                

This free, community education program is presented by the Halifax Health – Center for Urology.  Free prostate exams and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) tests which can help diagnose and follow prostate cancer in men will be provided.

Held in recognition of September being National Prostate Health Month in the United States, the purpose of this event is to promote prostate health awareness.  To RSVP for this event call 386.425.3010. 

For more information on the Halifax Health – Center for Urology, go to halifaxhealth.org.

BACKGROUND:    

 According to the American Cancer Society, other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.  The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2015 are:

            –About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer

            –About 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer

Additional prostate cancer statistics include:

About one man in seven will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.

Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men.  About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men 65 years of age or older and it is rare before the age of 40.  The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.  About one man in 38 will die of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it.  In fact, more than 2.9 million men in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.      

 

 

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