september was prostate cancer awareness month and october is breast cancer awareness month?
prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and is the second leading cause of cancer death in american men (behind only lung cancer) causing about 11% of cancer-related deaths?
breast cancer is the most common cancer among women and is the second leading cause of death in american women (behind only lung cancer)?
when compared with all causes of death in men over age 45, prostate cancer ranks fifth?
when compared to all causes of cancer death in women over age 45, breast cancer ranks fifth?
1 man in 36 (around 32,050 men) will die of prostate cancer this year and 5-year survival rate after it has metastasized is 30.2%?
1 woman in 35 (around 39,840 women) will die breast cancer this year and 5-year survival rate after it has metastasized is 23.4%?
there is a 17% chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer over a man's lifetime?
there is a 13% chance of being diagnosed with breast cancer over a woman's lifetime?
prostate cancer research receives less than half of the funding breast cancer does ($399 million compared to $891 million)?
did you know that breast cancer incidence rates decrease by about 2% per year while prostate cancer increase each year?
when you are donating to the susan g komen foundation for breast cancer this month, please consider donating to prostate cancer as well.