1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, but did you know that prostate cancer is 99% treatable if detected early? September, National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is the perfect time to share critical information on screening and prevention.
Whether you are trying to protect your own health or take care of the men in your life, early detection and screening is the key. Here are five things you can do to honor yourself and those at risk.
1. Know Your Risks!
Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cancer among men, yet it’s also one of the most treatable. Nearly 32,000 men will die from prostate cancer in 2019, but early detection can be a game-changer. Risk factors for prostate cancer include family history, genetic factors, race, lifestyle and dietary habit. Take PCF’s quiz to find out when you should start screening for prostate cancer. It could save your life.
2. Sport Your Support
Its fashion meets action! Get your free wristband in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness month. Show your support of prostate cancer awareness and research by sporting the blue band. Available here.
3. An Ounce of Prevention is Worth a Pound of Cure
At PCF, we want to keep you and your whole family safe. Did you know that cancer is estimated to be 42% preventable with certain lifestyle changes? Download your free copy of Living Well, Beyond Prostate Cancer. It covers practical changes you can make to your eating, exercise and relaxation routines to keep your body safe from the kinds of cell damage that are related to all forms of cancer.
4. Don’t DIY Your Prostate Exam!
Are you the kind of guy who likes to DIY? Celebrity ambassador Dax Shepard is that guy too… but will he draw the line at a DIY prostate cancer exam? Watch and share this funny video from Dax and PCF to help raise awareness of prostate cancer.
5. Spread the Word
Want to support prostate cancer awareness in your community or at your office? National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, is the perfect time to bring PCF’s mission and educational tools to your community. You provide the shelf space and we will provide the information! Materials are free and include resources for patients and survivors.