LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Longview Regional Medical Center:
LONGVIEW, TX - In light of the fact that it is often it is a wife, mother, or daughter who inspires a man to see a doctor, our September Healthy Woman seminar will focus on "Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer: What women and the men in their lives need to know." Men and women are both encouraged to attend this seminar which will be presented by oncologist Dr. Neeraj Sharma on September 9, 2010 at 6 PM at the LRMC Conference Center.
If you think prostate cancer is not something that is likely to affect one (or more) of the men in your life, check out the following facts and statistics from the National Cancer Institute (NCI):
- Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in America among men.
- Prostate cancer is diagnosed every two minutes and fifteen seconds, and more than 217,730 new cases are expected in 2010.
- An estimated 32,050 American men will lose their lives to prostate cancer this year.
- Prostate cancer takes about one life every 18 minutes.
- One in six American men is at lifetime risk of prostate cancer.
- In the next 24 hours, prostate cancer will claim the lives of 83 American men.
- Prostate cancer represents 33 percent of all new cancer cases in American men. That's more new cases than any other cancer.
- Almost 100 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive in five years.
- Approximately 90 percent of prostate cancer cases are found while the cancer is still either local or regional, and nearly 100 percent of these men are still alive five years after being diagnosed.
- About 91 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive after 10 years, and the 15-year survival rate is 76 percent.