"Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2015 are: About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer About 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 38 will die of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can be a serious disease, but most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. In fact, more than 2.9 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today."- The American Cancer Society
Prostate Cancer- "One of the most common types of cancers in the United States with an estimated 233,000 new cases in 2014, according to the National Cancer Institute. That means it accounts for 14 percent of all new cancer cases. An estimated 29,000 people will die of prostate cancer this year, according to the NIH, meaning it accounts for about 5 percent of all cancer deaths."- According to ABC News
Testicular Cancer- "The NIH estimates that 8,820 people will be diagnosed with testicular cancer in 2014, and 380 people will die from it."- According to ABC News
Week 1 of Growth- Spread Awareness
Did you know? Two common cancers among males are breast cancer & testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in men aged 15-34 years of age.
"The goal of No-ShaveNovember is to grow awareness by embracing our hair, which many cancer patients lose, and letting it grow wild and free. Donate the money you typically spend on shaving and grooming to educate about cancer prevention, save lives, and aid those fighting the battle." We will collect spare change at lunch throughout November to be donated to the American Cancer Society.