CRANFORD - Prostate Cancer is the number one cancer among men and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men in the United States.
In the United States, over 160,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year, and about 30,000 die from it. Early detection is the key to successful treatment. This awareness period, and the organizations and associations that support it, are responsible for saving an untold number of men’s lives by encouraging them to have a discussion with their healthcare provider about prostate cancer and early detection.
Mayor Hannen, along with the rest of the Township Committee, proclaim September as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and encourage all men to learn their risk and to speak to their heath care provider about screening for prostate cancer.
"One of my best friends was diagnosed with prostate cancer," said Mayor Hannen. "He's my age, and this goes back ten years ago. But because he caught it early, it was something that he was able to take care of. It's real important to all of us to keep that in mind. There was some history in his family."
"Prostate cancer is something that's very important to me, but it doesn't any of the other cancers less important," added Hannen. "My mother had a little bit of breast cancer and she's a survivor of that. We like to stress early diagnosis detection of all cancers so the miracle therapies that are being developed now can be applied in the early stages."
You can learn more about prostate cancer awareness at prostatecancerawarenessmonth.com