Thursday, September 8, 2011

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

AAHI Community,
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Help raise awareness by sharing information with your family and friends.

Prostate cancer is cancer that begins in the tissues of the prostate. The prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system.

Did you know that…?

- Prostate cancer is the most common cause of death from cancer in men over age 75
- The risk of developing prostate cancer increases among Asian American men when they immigrate to the U.S
- Men who abuse alcohol, tire plant workers, farmers, and painters are at a higher risk for developing prostate cancer?

Learn more about prostate cancer, risk factors, symptoms, treatment and prevention by reading AAHI's cancer facts booklets, available in multiple languages: English, Chinese, Korean, Hindi and Vietnamese.

If you are a Montgomery County resident and are interested in getting a screening (eligibility criteria applies), you can contact Montgomery County Cancer Crusaders at 240-777-1222 for more information. You can also contact MC311 for information on other screenings; call 311 if you are in Montgomery County and 240-777-0311 if you are outside of Montgomery County. Visit MC311’s website for more information.

1 comment:

  1. Cancer is caused due to many reasons out of which many can be prevented and many cannot be prevented. The major causes of cancer include Tobacco, Sexual behavior, Heavy metals, unbalanced diet, Alcohol and also infectious agents. Cancer is also continued trough generations in a family.

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