Prostate Cancer: Not Just “Old Men” Are Afflicted

Prostate Cancer: Not Just “Old Men” Are Afflicted

According to the Wyoming Department of Health, a new case of prostate cancer is diagnosed every 2 ½ minutes nationwide. In Wyoming, there were 460 new cases and 44 deaths from prostate cancer in 2007.

Because early diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer greatly increases chances of survival, Jessica Perez with the Wyoming Comprehensive Cancer Control Program tells us men of all ages should consider getting screened:

She says they are currently working on creating a statewide prostate cancer task force:

For more information, contact Perez at 307-777-7362 or Jessica.perez@health.wyo.gov

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