….but as Ambulance Driver pointed out, I have been busy! As many of you might know, us EMS bloggers have been participating in Kilted to Kick Cancer in an effort to raise awareness for Prostate and Testicular Cancer and to raise funds for research.
To be perfectly honest, prostate and testicular cancer isn’t something that I thought about until recently. And I never thought that I was considered part of the age group that is at risk! Here are a couple facts about prostate and testicular cancer that
I shameless stole from Ambo Drivers page you should know:
- About 240,890 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in 2011.
- About 33,720 men will die of prostate cancer in 2011.
- About 1 man in 6 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
- More than 2 million men in the United States who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.
- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer.
- About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.
- It most often affects men between ages 20 and 39.
- It affects 8,000 men a year, and kills 390 of them.
- It is the most common form of cancer in men ages 15-34.
- 95% of cases can be cured if detected early.