Why Men Need to Get Tested for Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America . . .
- 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with it at some point in their lives
- 40% of all prostate cancer cases are diagnosed in men under the age of 65
- Prostate cancer is most treatable when detected early
- Prostate cancer usually shows no symptoms until it has reached an advanced stage
- Early detection is easiest when men track their PSA over time and establish a baseline
Prostate Cancer Risk Factors
- Family history
- Genetic factors
- Dietary habits
Risk for Aggressive Prostate Cancer
- Tall height
- Lack of exercise and a sedentary lifestyle
- High calcium intake
- African-American race
- Family history
- Agent Orange exposure
Prostate Cancer Resources
Founded in 1998, Malecare is the largest all volunteer nonprofit organization for men diagnosed with cancer in the United States.
During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital awareness and funds for men’s health issues, specifically prostate and testicular cancer initiatives.
For over 25 years, PAACT has been providing reliable, unbiased information and support for prostate cancer patients, survivors and their doctors, companions and families. The non-profit serves men who are newly diagnosed, dealing with recurrent, or metastatic or advanced.
ProstateCancerInfoLink is a blog that provides ongoing, topical information about prostate cancer. It is a service of Prostate Cancer International.
Prostate Cancer Foundation
Founded in 1993, the Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s largest philanthropic source of support for prostate cancer research to discover better treatments and a cure for prostate cancer. PCF pursues its mission by reaching out to individuals, corporations and others to harness society’s resources.
Prostate Cancer Research Institute
The Prostate Cancer Research Institute mission is to improve the quality of men’s lives by supporting research and disseminating information that educates and empowers patients, families and the medical community.
The Prostate Net
The Prostate Net Today is a website where men diagnosed with prostate cancer can readily access information empowering them to make treatment decisions that ensure a desirable quality of life
ProstateTracker is a program of the Cancer Journeys Foundation. ProstateTracker is a free Internet-based App that tracks men’s annual prostate cancer PSA blood test results and provides early warning of prostate cancer.
Us TOO was founded in 1990. Its mission is to help men and their families make informed decisions about prostate cancer detection and treatment through support, education and advocacy.
Zero The Project to End Prostate Cancer
The goal of Zero is to provide comprehensive treatment information to patients, education to those at risk and conduct free prostate cancer testing throughout the country.