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Men: Get Your Prostate Checked

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Every 16 minutes another American man dies from prostate cancer. That’s a little more than 91 deaths per day and 33,330 this year. That’s enough to fill an entire baseball stadium.

1 in 9 men get prostate cancer. One in nine American men will have prostate cancer during his lifetime. Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among American men and is the most commonly diagnosed.

The American Cancer Society estimates in its Cancer Facts & Figures 2020 report that 191,930 men will be told they have prostate cancer in 2020. Currently there are nearly 3.1 million American men living with the disease – roughly equal to the population of Chicago….”  (https://zerocancer.org/learn/about-prostate-cancer/facts-statistics)

I am a 20-year survivor of prostate cancer, and it was only discovered when I went into for a test when I turned 50.  African-American men have prostate cancer more frequently than white men, so they should be checked earlier.

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