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Symbolized by a light blue ribbon, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month raises awareness about the importance of talking to your doctor about screening. Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer among men in the U.S.
“The St. Luke’s Center for Urology encourages prostate cancer screening for most men after age 50,” says urologist Paul M. Berger, MD. “Sadly, each year more than 29,000 men die of prostate cancer. Fortunately, however, when diagnosed and treated early, the survival rate is nearly 100 percent at five years and 98 percent at 10 years.”
When deciding whether to be screened, men discuss the uncertainties, risks, and potential benefits with their doctors, Dr. Berger advises. The American Cancer Society recommends that the discussion about prostate screening occur at:
Age 50 for men who are at average risk and expected to live at least 10 more years.
Age 45 for men at high risk, including African Americans and men with a first-degree relative (father, brother, or son) diagnosed with prostate cancer before age 65; or age 40 for men with more than one first-degree relative who had prostate cancer at an early age.
Blue Ribbon 5K and Family Fun Walk
Sunday, September 23, 8:30 am
St. Luke’s Hospital - Anderson Campus
1872 St. Lukes Blvd. Easton PA 18045
Join us for the 6th Annual Blue Ribbon 5K Race and Family Fun Walk to benefit those affected by prostate cancer. Proceeds benefit the St. Luke’s Cancer Center Fund.
For more information visit sluhn.org/blueribbon