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Prostate Cancer Awareness Day 2017

We're proud to be a sponsor of the 9th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day on Thursday, June 8, at the Massachusetts State House from 10am-2pm.

This event is free and open to the public.

According to the AdMeTech Foundation, a non-profit organization providing global leadership in transforming early detection and treatment of life-threatening diseases, the purpose of this day is three fold:

  1. Recognize prostate cancer as a public health priority.
  2. Bring together the key health care stakeholders to develop and implement a statewide program for education and awareness, with the focus on high-risk individuals, including men with African roots, family history, and increasing age.
  3. Expand public-private partnerships to support research, education, and implementation of the cutting-edge methods of screening, diagnosis, and treatment.

We've written extensively about prostate cancer, but here are some fast facts:

  • Prostate cancer affects 1 in 7 men.
  • Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in the United States.
  • Prostate cancer is the second most common cause of cancer death (after lung cancer) in men in this country but can be cured if diagnosed and treated early.
  • Not smoking, getting regular exercise, and eating a healthy diet are not only important for general health and cardiovascular well-being, but also for prostate health and may lower a man’s risk for getting prostate cancer.
  • At GBU, we can—and will—continue to fight this disease. There are new and exciting treatment options for men with all stages of prostate cancer (including advanced prostate cancer) and research is ongoing with more treatments on the horizon providing hope to patients. At Greater Boston Urology, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible prostate cancer care. 

Join us in the fight, won't you? 

Prostate Cancer Awareness Day Details:

  • What: 9th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Day
  • When: Thursday, June 8, 2017, from 10am-2pm
  • Where: Massachusetts State House, Boston, Grand Staircase

We hope to see you there. In case you can't come out on June 8, considering joining GBU at the ZERO Prostate Cancer Walk in September. You can join our team or donate here.

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