Looking Back at Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

In previous years we have published articles with different ways to make the most out of September as prostate cancer awareness month. We invite you to take a look back at some of our more popular articles as we think the information is still really useful!

2016:

Shining a Light on Prostate Cancer This Month

Prostate Cancer Awareness Month (PCAM) got its official start in 1999; however, prior to this month of recognition, the United States observed Prostate Cancer Awareness Week. No matter the name or the length of time, the ultimate goal of these awareness programs is to raise understanding of this disease and encourage men to seek medical care to diagnose—and ultimately treat—prostate cancer in its early stages. Age, family history, and race all play key roles in a man’s likelihood of developing prostate cancer and should be taken into consideration. Men who are 40 years or older should begin to consider consulting with a doctor about prostate cancer, depending on their family history. Providing these details to the general public will hopefully increase the number of high-risk men who participate in regular screenings and check-ups with their physicians. Read More>>

How you can Help – Like Actually Make a Difference – During Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Every month it feels like we are bombarded with messages about this cause or that event that is trying to raise awareness. In fact, it seems like just about every single day is a “national day” of something or other (today happens to be National Ampersand Day for anyone who is interested).

Obviously some of these days and months that are highlighted are more style than substance; nevertheless, people and businesses have a way of promoting them everywhere. I am not sure when all these “awareness” months started or who gets to make the ultimate decision, but it seems like some important causes and messages can get lost in all the clutter. With that in mind, here are some ideas for how you can take advantage of the fact that September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and promote awareness, as well as action. Read More>>

2017

Dr. Lazar talks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

HPS Medical Director, Dr. Michael Lazar, talks about prostate cancer awareness month on KTVU the 9 Morning News. Watch here>>

Doctor using advanced technology to treat prostate cancer

Cancer impacts hundreds of thousands of people each year. The CDC estimated from 2010 to 2020 there will be an increase in some cancers. One of those is prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society states that about one in seven men will get prostate cancer at some point in their life. A doctor in Indianapolis has been using advanced technology to treat his prostate cancer patients. Read more >>

Stay tuned for more prostate cancer awareness posts all month long!

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