Anaco Walks in Support of Prostate Cancer Awareness
September 14, 2015
Did you know that prostate cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States, after breast and lung cancers and the worst thing about it is that it is less predictable than the others? National Prostate Cancer Month is observed every September in the United States by health experts, health advocates and individuals concerned with men’s prostate health and the team at Anaco joined the effort by walking together to raise team member awareness about prostate cancer on Friday, September 11.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, prostate cancer is a story of both great heartbreak and great hope. The heartbreak is that each year more than 29,000 men will die of this disease and that prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death of U.S. men. However, if diagnosed early, the five-year survival rate is almost 100 percent. At ten years post diagnosis, 98 percent of men diagnosed early, remain alive.
As with all types of cancer, early detection is critical. It is important for men to learn about both non-aggressive, slow-growing forms of prostate cancer and aggressive forms of this disease through conversations with their doctors. We would encourage our male team members to talk to your doctor about prostate cancer at your next physical and what test/screenings they recommend, if any.