Now is the time to get serious about prostate cancer prevention and treatment
The Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition (TPCC) is a 501-(C)-3 non-profit organization committed to the advocacy of making prostate cancer a key public health care priority; as well as helping to end the devastating impact of prostate cancer on men, families and the greater society. Cancer prevention is action taken to lower the risk of getting cancer.
1 out of 7 American Men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The American Cancer Society has estimated that there have been 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed since 2016.
Over 26,120 men diagnosed in the last three years, will lose their battle with the disease this year alone.
Most men do not even know they are at risk and do not understand the symptoms that may indicate a need for prostate cancer screening and possibly treatment.
Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition (TPCC) provides information, education and understanding of
TPCC provides information about treatment options and the need for screening starting at age 50 for men of average risk.
Starting at 40 - 45 years of age for those at higher risk including African-American men, essential to the prevention & successful treatment of prostate cancer.
the risks of developing prostate cancer.
Early detection with appropriate treatment after diagnosis decreases the risk of death from the disease and may contribute to lowering the need for extensive treatment. Consult with your doctor about screening test.
The chance of increasing or decreasing the odds of preventing cancer is through certain risk or protective factors.
a cancer protective factor is anything that decreases your chance of developing cancer
regular physical activity
maintaining a healthy weight
having a healthy diet
informed decision making
avoid controllable risk factors
family history of certain cancers
being exposed to radiation or certain chemicals
infection with certain viruses or bacteria
certain genetic changes
use of tobacco products
Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition
Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition, which started with seminars and presentations at local churches, has grown into a collaborative for organizations working to decrease the incidence of prostate cancer.
Texas Prostate Cancer Coalition programs now includes a youth/adult initiative geared toward providing younger men with education on the prostate gland and the risks associated with prostate cancer.
The American Cancer Society states that prostate cancer occurs more often in African-American men and in Caribbean men of African ancestry than in men of other races. African-American men are also more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as white men. Prostate cancer occurs less often in Asian-American and Hispanic/Latino men than in non-Hispanic whites. The reasons for these racial and ethnic differences are not clear.
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