Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 8th, 2016

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate cancer is the most common and second leading cause of cancer death among men in the United States. According to statistics from the American Cancer Society, there will be an estimated 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer and 26,120 deaths from prostate cancer in 2016. With annual screenings and early diagnosis, prostate cancer is treatable. Your doctor will utilize different diagnostic tests to determine if cancer is present. Treatment options vary, and depending on how advanced the cancer has become, treatment may include chemotherapy or radiation. You and your physician will decide the best course for you. Prostate Cancer Resources Here are some helpful resources in honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Prostate Cancer Foundation The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world's leading philanthropic organization funding and accelerating prostate cancer research. Us TOO International Prostate Cancer Education & Support Network Us TOO is a 501(c)3 that empowers the prostate cancer community with educational resources, advocacy initiatives and support services at no charge. Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR) The Department of Defense Center for Prostate Disease Research is a comprehensive research program to study prostate cancer and prostate disease. Prostate Conditions Education Council Prostate Conditions Education Council (PCEC) is the nation’s leading resource for information on prostate health. PAACT, INC. PAACT, Inc. is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit prostate cancer advocacy organization, founded in 1984 by a prostate cancer (PC) patient, for the purpose of furnishing PC patients, physicians, and advocates with the most advanced methods of detection, diagnostic procedures, evaluation, and treatments for prostate cancer. ZERO ZERO - The End of Prostate Cancer is a national nonprofit organization with the mission to end prostate cancer. The Prostate Net (TPN) The Prostate Net is an international non-profit patient education and advocacy corporation focused on delivering empowerment to those at risk from, diagnosed with, and being treated for, prostate cancer. Urology Care Foundation The Urology Care Foundation is a dedicated leader in advancing urologic research and education to improve patients' lives. Prostate Cancer - CDC CDC promotes prostate cancer prevention by conducting research, building partnerships, encouraging screening, supporting education and training, and participating in various prostate cancer conferences, workshops, and seminars. Prostate Cancer - American Cancer Society Learn about prostate cancer from treatment improvements, early detection, support resources, making decisions about treatments and staying well after from the American Cancer Society. Prostate Cancer - National Cancer Institute Information about prostate cancer treatment, prevention, genetics, causes, screening, clinical trials, research and statistics from the National Cancer Institute. Home Care Assistance BrightStar Care offers home care assistance to help you manage your symptoms and treatment. Our services include skilled nursing care for medical assistance with blood draws, injections, vital signs and home infusion therapy. Our professionally trained in-home care providers offer help with everyday personal tasks as well as household responsibilities. For more information about how BrightStar Care can help you or a loved one, contact your local BrightStar Care team.