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Septem­ber is Prostate Can­cer Aware­ness Month; we doubt there is one fam­ily in Amer­ica that has not had at least one fam­ily mem­ber have some form of prostate can­cer

This year 192,280 new cases of prostate can­cer will oc­cur in the United States.

The chance of get­ting prostate can­cer in­creases as men grow older — two out of three prostate can­cers are found in men over age 65.

Statis­tics show us that if your fa­ther has had prostate can­cer, the prob­a­bil­ity of you hav­ing the same is al­most 100 per­cent.

The for­tu­nate thing about prostate can­cer is that if di­ag­nosed early, then the chances of it be­ing con­trolled are great.

Don’t hes­i­tate to re­mind your hus­band, brother, fa­ther or grand­fa­ther to be tested. You can go to www.can­cer.org to read more about this dis­ease.

Early de­tec­tion is one way to im­prove your odds at beat­ing prostate can­cer, but also the treat­ment for prostate can­cer has vastly im­proved. New­ton Med­i­cal Cen­ter is a top-notch fa­cil­ity for both screen­ing for and treat­ing prostate can­cer.

Gen­tle­man, if you love your fam­ily you will put away your fears and call your doc­tor or visit New­ton Med­i­cal and take the time to be screened for this po­ten­tially fa­tal dis­ease.

Your fam­ily will thank you for the ef­fort.

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