Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

In North America, people recognize September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. We wear the prostate cancer awareness color, blue, to show support for those who currently have prostate cancer and their families. 

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) serves year-round to spread the word about the risks of the disease, and to fund the cutting-edge research working to save lives. If you did not already know, prostate cancer affects more than three million men each year all over the world. In 2018 specifically, one out of every nine men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer. Ever since the Prostate Cancer Foundation was founded in 1993, the death rate has dropped 52%.

In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness month, there are several things you can do to check yourself and your loved ones and to support the Prostate Cancer Foundation. You can visit the PCF website to educate yourself on this disease, and even share the Patient Guide with those you love. You can also go get properly screened. 

Most prostate cancer is preventable if you go take a simple blood test, so why not embrace Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by visiting the PCF website and taking a short quiz to learn when is the best time for you to get screened? Another great thing you can do this month is to hold a fundraising or awareness event for PCF. September is a crucial month for the PCF to raise money for research, so help them do so by collecting donations in your local community or at work. Every little bit makes a difference, and when you donate directly to PCF, 84 cents of every dollar donated goes directly to the prostate cancer research mission.

September is full of events and activities bringing awareness to prostate cancer. Social media promotes Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and local and national awareness organizations host activities to spread the word and encourage men to talk to their health care provider about prostate cancer and early detection. 

September is an important month when it comes to educating people about prostate cancer and funding research to cure it. Let’s all make sure to do our part, and comfort those affected by the disease.

For more information about prostate cancer, contact the experts at Athens Area Urology today.