September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Every year the month of September is set aside for prostate cancer awareness. The following are some startling statistics:
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in American men.
In the United States, one in seven men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
A man will be diagnosed with prostate cancer every 3 minutes.
Fourteen million men are living with prostate cancer.
American Cancer Society’s estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2017 are:
- About 161,360 new cases of prostate cancer
- About 26,730 deaths from prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is treatable if caught early.
At Chapters Health System and its affiliates—Good Shepherd Hospice, HPH Hospice and LifePath Hospice, every day is devoted to educating our patients and keeping them in the place they call home. We are dedicated to ensuring that patients, young and old alike, and their families are able to make educated decisions about important healthcare matters. For more information, please call our helpful Chapters Health team at 1.866.204.8611 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.