PROSTATE CANCER BY THE NUMBERS
Prostate cancer is cancer that begins in the prostate. The prostate is a walnut-shaped gland in the male reproductive system.
AMERICAN MEN WILL BE DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER IN THEIR LIFETIME
A MAN IS DIAGNOSED WITH PROSTATE CANCER
A MAN DIES OF PROSTATE CANCER
PROSTATE CANCER SURVIVORS ALIVE IN THE USA 3.1+ MILLION TODAY, THERE ARE OTHER THAN SKIN CANCERS, PROSTATE CANCER IS THE MOST COMMONLY DIAGNOSED CANCER AMONG MEN
BLACK MEN ARE 1.7x MORE LIKELY TO BE DIAGNOSED WITH AND 2.1x MORE LIKELY TO DIE FROM PROSTATE CANCER THAN WHITE MEN
288,300 men are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer 34,700 men are expected to die from prostate cancer in
THE GOOD NEWS IS...
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If caught early, more than 99% of people diagnosed with prostate cancer will be alive in five years.
WHAT CAN I DO?
KNOW YOUR RISK
TAKE THE RISK QUIZ
FAMILY HISTORY AGING DIET RACE GENE CHANGES CHEMICAL EXPOSURE
Are you Black/African American? Are you a Veteran? Did your father or brother have prostate cancer? Are you over the age of 50? Do you consume a high-fat diet?
TALK ABOUT SCREENING
THE NATIONAL COMPREHENSIVE CANCER NETWORK (NCCN) RECOMMENDS THAT BLACK MEN AND THOSE WITH A FAMILY HISTORY SHOULD BEGIN TALKING TO THEIR DOCTOR ABOUT SCREENING AS EARLY AS AGE 40 .
FIND A DOCTOR YOU TRUST
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY. CANCER FACTS & FIGURES 2023. ATLANTA: AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY; 2023.
If prostate cancer is suspected as a result of screening, a biopsy or further testing may be performed. If prostate cancer is confirmed, additional tests may be done to learn more about the tumor to determine treatment options.
ZERO offers resources for all those impacted by prostate cancer.
ZERO360: Comprehensive Patient Support 1-844-244-1309 (Toll-Free): zerocancer.org/zero360 ZERO360 is a free, comprehensive service, staffed by case managers who help patients and their families navigate insurance, find resources to help pay for treatment and living expenses, connect with emotional support services, and ensure access to care.
Us TOO Support Groups: zerocancer.org/supportgroups A variety of peer-led virtual and in-person groups are available offering emotional support, resources, and education to empower those impacted by prostate cancer to make informed decisions on testing, treatment, and management of side effects. MENtor: zerocancer.org/mentor A one-to-one peer support network where trained, volunteer MENtors have a wealth of insights to share based on their experiences. ZERO Connect: facebook.com/groups/zeroconnect A Facebook-based support group for participants to share stories, ask questions, and connect. An invite-only Facebook group also exists for Black men/caregivers. Another online peer support option is the Inspire Online Support Community ( inspire.com/groups/zero-prostate- cancer ) which connects patients and loved ones to enhance the quality of life for all those affected by prostate cancer.Page 1 Page 2
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