NEWARK ó According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men (after skin cancer). It can often be treated successfully - more than 2 million men in the United States are prostate cancer survivors. As with any disease, knowledge about the disease and how it can be treated is essential. That is why men and their spouse/significant other are invited to come to a Prostate Cancer Awareness Fair on Friday, Sept. 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Newark-Wayne Community Hospitalís Main Lobby.
The risk for prostate cancer, like many cancers, increases with age. African American men seem to have a higher risk than other racial groups, although prostate cancer can strike any man, even those with no family or ethnic predisposition. The most important thing to know is that there are many options for testing and treatment for prostate cancer and the decision to test or treat is a very individual one that requires knowledge and understanding. That is why it is important to come and learn more about the options that are available.
The event is sponsored by the Rochester General Health System Finger Lakes Urology Institute at Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, the Cancer Services Program of Wayne County, the Wayne County Rural Health Network, Wayne County Public Health Smoking Cessation Program and other non-profits in Wayne County.
For information, call the Marketing/Public Relations office at 332-2492.