This week marks the beginning of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is dedicated to raising awareness, advocating for research and educating men on how to maintain their prostate health.
Here’s how you and your loved ones can participate in Prostate Cancer Awareness Month:
- Be informed. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men with one in six men diagnosed during their lifetime. You can read more about prostate cancer and discover new resources by reading our prostate cancer blog series.
- Get fit and fundraise. Research shows that physical activity might lower the risk of prostate cancer. Combine fitness with philanthropy to raise money for research, testing and education. Visit The Prostate Cancer Foundation’s Athletes for a Cure to find an event or organize your own.
- Understand the diagnosis and research treatment options. Prostate cancer is a very serious disease. However, early detection will help you and your doctor decide on treatment options when necessary. Even if you or your loved one doesn’t currently have prostate cancer, don’t wait to ask questions and seek medical advice.
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