Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Did you know that September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month?


According to PreventCancer.org, this year, more than 174K men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 31K die from the disease. Research has found risk factors that increase the chances of getting prostate cancer:


🔷Age: The older a man is, the greater his risk of getting prostate cancer. Most prostate cancer is diagnosed in men older than 65.


🔷Family history: Certain genes inherited from your parents may affect your prostate cancer risk. Currently, no single gene is sure to raise or lower your risk of getting prostate cancer. However, a man with a father, brother, or son who has had prostate cancer is 2 to 3 times more likely to develop the disease himself.


🔷Race: Prostate cancer is more common in African-American men. It tends to start at younger ages and grow faster than in other racial or ethnic groups, but medical experts do not know why.


Early screenings and eating healthy are so important!


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