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Prostate Cancer Awareness

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Who develops prostate cancer? Any man if he lives long enough. The most common symptom of prostate cancer is NO SYMPTOM AT ALL! Annual screening to promote early detection of prostate cancer saves lives.

Prostate cancer:

  • Is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men.
  • 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.
  • On average, every 13 minutes a man dies of prostate cancer.
  • Prostate cancer is as much as 100% curable when detected in it's early silent stages.
  • Once physically uncomfortable symptoms manifest, the survival rate for prostate cancer drops to 30%.
Some famous men lost to prostate cancer:
some men lost to prostate cancer
left to right: Dick Sargent, Bill Bixby, Frank Zappa
Telly Savalas, Jerry Orbach

High profile sufferers include Arnold Palmer, Richard Petty, Charlton Heston, Colin Powell, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, Rudy Giuliani, Bob Dole, Sidney Poitier, Harry Belefonte and General Norman Schwarzkopf. Millions of men currently battle this silent killer.

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