This year, more than 240,000 men in this country are expected to be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to an American Cancer Society estimate. Of those, one in 12 – or some 20,000 men – will come from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware.
During their lifetimes, nearly one in six men in the U.S. will develop prostate cancer.
So guys – and all you women who care about fathers, husbands, brothers, sons and others – paying attention to prostate health is important.
Why not remind ourselves that this Father’s Day?
On Sunday, join the Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, 6ABC and others in supporting the 10th Annual Gary Papa Run to benefit prostate cancer awareness and research. Join the fight against prostate cancer for the men in your life with the 5K run or the 5K and 1-mile fun walks. You can also make a donation or come out to the Art Museum on Sunday morning to support this important cause.
Jefferson University Hospitals offer one of the region’s most comprehensive array of diagnostic options for prostate, including state-of-the-art prostate imaging and biopsy services.
The Jefferson Multidisciplinary Genitourinary Oncology Center is one of a handful of centers in the country dedicated to advanced patient care for prostate, bladder, kidney, testicular and other urologic cancers.
Men diagnosed with prostate cancer and their families can rely on the experienced urologists and other specialists at Jefferson to carefully guide you through the available treatment options to address all your medical, emotional and spiritual needs.
Still, you are likely to have questions about the wide array of treatment options – surgery, robotic-assisted surgery, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, chemotherapy and various combinations of these approaches. You can check out our Ask the Jefferson Experts About Prostate Cancer online forum to see how Jefferson specialists responded to questions about the diagnosis and treatment of this disease.