Early detection is the first step to winning the fight against prostate cancer. Be a friend and ask a friend, "Have you been checked?"
The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. However, African American men are twice as likely to be diagnosed. It is a critical problem with treatable solutions when diagnosed early. Unfortunately, well over 50% of men over the age of 50 will not have had a PSA blood test within the past 12 month period. This can result in late stage diagnosis occurring far too often. Together we can do better.
Team Prostate is a peer-to-peer outreach program to promote early detection. It's about friends helping friends by encouraging men to be screened, know their prostate health and get help early when needed. This site is designed to provide facts and to answer questions you may not even know you have. Team Prostate is here to help you - and to help you help others make well-informed decisions, and to provide resources and support.
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So, what's next if you or a loved one has a high PSA reading or is diagnosed with prostate cancer? Start here with the prostate facts.