I wanted to write today about a serious subject that we all have to be aware of in our continual battle to stay healthy and knowledgeable about cancer statistics that seem to be in the news more than we ever expected. There are so few of us who have not been effected by cancer in family or friends that it's important to know what's going on. "September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month with observances aimed at increasing public understanding of these cancers. It's true we hear about prostate cancer but are we really getting tested at the early stages of the disease? Some facts I wanted to share are noted below from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention site:
"Prostate cancer is the most common cancer (excluding skin cancer) among men in the United States. In 2007 (the most recent year for which data are available), 223,307 new cases were diagnosed, and 29,093 men died of the disease in the United States (1). In the absence of scientific consensus on the effectiveness of screening, CDC supports research to build the science base for prostate cancer control and is developing educational materials about the benefits and risks of prostate cancer screening, so that each man can discuss it with his health-care provider and make his own informed decision." www.cdc.gov
In the end it's our responsibility to get tested and although it may seem inconvenient with all the things you may have going on it's the only way to catch cancer in the early stages. Being able to win the battle takes this kind of effort so please comply with visits to your doctor and get checked out. Have you been tested lately?
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