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Prostate Cancer Awareness

Aside from skin cancer, prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in cis-gender males (those individuals assigned as male at birth).

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) estimates there were 268,490 new cases in 2022, with a survival rate of 96.8%.

But survival can only happen with early detec
tion. By the time serious symptoms appear, it may be too late. 

1 in 8 people assigned male at birth will develop prostate cancer at some point.

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Disproportionately, black men are 1.7x more likely to be diagnosed, and more than 2x as likely to die from the disease compared to white men.


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During Your Next Annual Health Check-Up...

Not everyone needs to be, nor should be, checked. However there are definitely groups that should consider it at least once a year:

  • Those aged 55-69,

  • If you have a family history,

  • Presenting numerous symptoms (regardless of age),

  • If are you African American,

  • Any other conditions that may limit your ability to be treated.

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