Brigade logo
Causes is now part of Brigade – the world's first network for voters.
Join Brigade to take action on issues and elections that matter to you.
Take me to Brigade

About

Support the research and fight against prostate cancer

From prostatecancerfoundation.org

• Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America.
• In 2006, over 232,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and over 30,000 men will die from it.
• One new case occurs every 2.5 minutes and a man dies from prostate cancer every 17 minutes.
• After lung cancer, prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the U.S.
• A nonsmoking man is more likely to get prostate cancer than lung, bronchus, colon, rectal, bladder, lymphoma, melanoma, oral and kidney cancers combined.
• African-American men are 65% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than Caucasian- Americans and are more than twice as likely to die from it. The reasons for this disparity are not yet known.
• It is estimated that there are over 2 million American men currently living with prostate cancer.
• However, every year, 70,000 men require additional treatment due to a recurrence of prostate cancer.
• Because prostate cancer is a relatively slow-growing cancer, the 5-year survival rate for prostate cancer diagnosed at all stages is 98%. The relative 10-year survival rate is 84% and the 15-year survival rate is 56%.
• The chance of having prostate cancer increases rapidly after age 50. More than 70% of all prostate cancers are diagnosed in men over the age of 65. It is still unclear why this increase with age occurs for prostate cancer.
• The only well-established risk factors for prostate cancer are age, ethnicity and family history of the disease; however, high dietary fat intake may also be a significant risk factor. A recent study shows that the risk of dying from prostate cancer increases with body weight.
• The Prostate Cancer Foundation has raised over $245 million.

1. Prostate Cancer Sucks

2. Let's help those who have it

3. Let's try and get rid of it