By Steve Hentzen
Men who have, or have had, prostate cancer give valuable support to others through their involvement with the Prostate Cancer Networking Group. Just as men have received support from this group, they can in turn offer other patients and their families patience, strength, and endurance through their experiences with diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Early Detection is Key
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men. In 2014, more than 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 29,000 will die from the disease. If found early, the 5 year survival rate for prostate cancer is almost 100%.
What is Prostate Cancer?
Prostate cancer is an abnormal growth of cells in the prostate, a gland found only in men. The prostate is located inside the body, at the base of the penis. Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in men and the second leading cause of male cancer deaths. African-American men are at especially high risk for prostate cancer; they are 65% more likely to develop this disease than non-Hispanic white men.
Survivor Lead Group
We invite all prostate cancer survivors and those helping in the fight to join us. Meetings are held the 3rd Wednesday of each month from 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM at Gilda’s Club, 21 West 43rd, Kansas City, MO.
We are scheduled to help with multiple prostate cancer awareness events taking place over the next few months. If you are a survivor and/or someone close to a survivor, you are uniquely positioned to make a difference through these efforts. If you can help with any of these events, please contact us at 913.485.1892 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
September 2, 2015: Prostate Cancer Awareness @ Memorial
September 12, 2015: KC Fun & Fitness Day @ Calvary Temple
September 12, 2015: Block Party @ Research Medical Center
September 13, 2015: Prostate Cancer Awareness @ New
September 19, 2015: Prostate Cancer Awareness @ St. Michael
September 20, 2015: Get Your Rear in Gear 5k