“Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, with a new case being diagnosed every 2.1 minutes,” said Harris M. Nagler, MD, President of the Urology Care Foundation. “Senator Miller’s passing highlights the importance of prostate cancer screenings. When prostate cancer is detected, patients and physicians can determine if treatment is necessary. Not all cancers need management, but treating more advanced or aggressive prostate cancer can be curative.”
What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer:
- More than 248,530 men will be told they have prostate cancer this year. It is the second most common cancer in men in the United States, as well as the second leading cause of death in men.
- One in eight men will develop prostate cancer.
- Approximately 1 in 41 men will die of the disease this year and nearly 60 percent of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65.
- Aside from age, risk factors for prostate cancer include family history and race.
- If you are age 55 to 69, Talk to Your Doctor about prostate screening.
- Know Your Risk. Some men are at higher risk for prostate cancer. Talk to your Doctor about prostate cancer screening if you are age 40 to 54 years and:
- are African-American
- have a father, brother or son who has had prostate cancer
- There are many treatment options for prostate cancer. Men should talk with their doctor about what treatment is right for them.
To learn more about lowering your risk for prostate cancer or to find a local urologist, visit www.urologyhealth.org.
About the Urology Care Foundation: The Urology Care Foundation is the world’s leading nonprofit urological health foundation, and the official foundation of the American Urological Association. Partnering with physicians, researchers, healthcare professionals, patients, caregivers, families and the public, the Foundation supports and improves urologic clinical care by funding research, developing patient education and pursuing philanthropic support. To learn more about the Urology Care Foundation and its programs visit: www.urologyhealth.org.
About the American Urological Association: Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology and has nearly 24,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy. For more information, visit: www.AUAnet.org.
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SOURCE American Urological Association and Urology Care Foundation