Fighting Prostate Cancer Together
















ABOUT THE PROBLEM

 

 

 

PROSTATE CANCER NEEDS ADVOCATES!

   
   
  Find and Write to Your State Legislators
 
 

 Every year in Florida nearly 14,000 more men are diagnosed with prostate cancer.  Except for skin cancer, this is the most diagnosed type of cancer in the state....in fact, in the nation!  This is important to us here in Florida, because our state also has the second highest rate of all new cancer cases in the USA.

But, while prostate cancer is the #1 diagnosed cancer in men and the #2 leading cause of cancer-
related deaths in American men, prostate cancer receives just 3.6% of the federal dollars for cancer research.  Prostate cancer advocates work to increase the total federal prostate cancer funding by contacting Congressmen, Senators and the President.  Florida does not currently recognize prostate cancer as a health priority.  

Your voice is important and needs to be heard!

Statistically, black males are twice as likely to contract prostate cancer as white males, and all men 
over 65 run twice the risk as those between 50 and 65.  Since Florida is the "oldest" state and one 
with a higher than average African-American population, our demographics do play a part.

CANCER FACTS AND FIGURES 2003

U.S. INCIDENCE RATES

 

FLORIDA NEW CASES

Total new cancer cases 1.3 MILLION   Total new cases 96,100
New prostate cancer cases 220,900   Prostate cancer 15,800
New breast cancer cases 212,600   Breast cancer 13,500
New lung cancer cases 171,900   Lung cancer 13,200
New colon cancer cases 105,500   Colon/rectum cancer 10,200

 

TOP PROSTATE CANCER STATES

U.S. DEATH RATES

State

New cases

Deaths

  Americans expected to die of cancer in 2003 556,500
California 20,500 2,700   Lung cancer 157,200
Florida 15,800 2,100   Colon/rectum cancer 57,100
New York 14,000 1,800   Breast cancer 40,200
Texas 13,200 1,700   Prostate cancer 28,900
Pennsylvania 12,000 1,600      

 

Prostate Cancer FACTS

 

FLORIDA CANCER DEATHS

bulletProstate cancer incidence rates are 60% higher for African-American men than white men.
  Total new cancer deaths 40,100
Lung cancer 12,100
bulletProstate cancer deaths are 2 times higher for African-American men than white men.
  Colon/rectum cancer 3,900
Breast cancer 2,500
bulletRisk factors: age, race, and family history.
  Prostate cancer 2,100
       
Source: American Cancer Society Facts & Figures 2003      


 

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