Free Men’s Prostate Health Event
Friday, September 23, 2016
9 a.m.-12 p.m.
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 2016 are:
–About 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer
–About 26,120 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 develops 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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