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Prostate Cancer: The Man's Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting one in six men throughout their lifetime. With over 230,000 new cases each year it is essential that American men are educated about the risk factors. These and other sobering facts are the driving forces for the need for better treatments and a cure for recurrent prostate cancer.

A diagnosis of prostate cancer can change a man's life and the lives of those close to him. These changes can be hard to handle. It is common for a man and his family and friends to have many different and sometimes confusing emotions.

Until we have more answers, more research and education is crucial to fighting this deadly disease. Use the links below to help make further strides in treatment and ultimately finding a cure.

What are the risk factors?
  • Increased chances after age 50
  • 70% more common in African-American men
  • Most common in North America & northwestern Europe
  • Diet predominant in red meat or high-fat dairy products
  • Physical inactivity
  • Strong familial link, suggesting an inherited or genetic factor
  • Men who have had a vasectomy may have a slightly increased risk

Click here for the full description of risk factors from the American Cancer Society.



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American Cancer Society, Inc.
Dedicated to eliminating cancer through research.
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American Foundation for Urologic Disease
Addresssing prevention and a cure through research.
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American Prostate Society
Educating the public on the prevention and treatment of prostate cancer.
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Education Center for Prostate Cancer Patients
Offering prostate cancer patients hope through education.
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Prostate Cancer Awareness Music
Providing educational programs, focused on African-American males
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Prostate Cancer Foundation
Supporting prostate cancer research.
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Prostate Cancer Research Institute
Educating the public about prostate cancer research.
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The Prostate Net, Inc.
Treatment choices via the Web for survival.
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US Too, Inc.
Representing the needs of survivors, their families and friends.
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Help men cope with prostate cancer.
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Join a National Volunteer Team.
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Find American Cancer Society events in your community.
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Resources to learn about prostate cancer.

National Institutes of Health
The latest news, research and basic information about prevention and treatment.
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National Prostate Cancer Coalition
Links to state coalitions.
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American Cancer Society
Organizations and websites where you can learn more.
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CancerCare
Information on treatment options and a complete glossary of terms.
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Prostate Cancer Research Institute
Numerous resources to help you learn more.
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