Did you know that today is the start of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? I've got two special guest authors for this blog post: Steve Hentzen and Caesar Blevins, co-founders of The Prostate Network. Both are prostate cancer survivors. Here's what they want to tell you:
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. We here at The Prostate Network wanted to share with you some facts about the state of prostate cancer in the U.S. and some tips from survivors who have walked and are walking this journey today.
In the U.S today:
The good news about these sobering statistics? Nearly 100% of these men will be alive in 5 years if the disease is caught in the early stages.
What Can Men Do?
Tips From Survivors
Advice from our co-founder Caesar Blevins:
“We must start being more proactive than reactive in our quest for better health! We must educate our African American men about prostate cancer! This means that we first must process our health situation before we can progress! We have to evaluate and this comes from educating our men.”
We asked a room of prostate cancer survivors what they would say if they had the podium and the room was full of men from all lines of work, all ages and all states of health. Here is what they wanted every man to know…
If you would like to learn more check out our website www.prostatenetwork.org and podcast series Prostate Cancer: Surviving Together.
(image used with expressed consent of Prostate Network.org)
We help men and women with bladder leakage, pain, or other problems “down there” to regain their dignity and reclaim their lifestyles, so that they can stay fit and active, keep up with their kids or grandkids, be worry-free at social outings, and enjoy intimate relationships again.
Laura McKaig PT
Specialist Physical Therapist