PLAINFIELD, NJ - September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and a 'house music for a cause' music festival to educate residents and heighten awareness will be held at Milton Campbell Field in Plainfield.

According to the American Cancer Society, U.S. estimates as of August 2019 include:

  • About 174,650 new cases of prostate cancer, and approximately 31,620 deaths from it.  
  • About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
  • The cancer develops mainly in older men, and in African-American men.  About sixty percent of cases are diagnosed in men 65 or older, and rare in men under 40.  The average age at diagnosis is around 66 years.
  • Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind lung cancer.  About 1 man in 41 will die from prostate cancer.
  • It can be a serious disease, but most men who are diagnosed do not die from it.  More than 3.1 million U.S. men who have been diagnosed at some point are still alive today.

The free house music festival event will be held on Saturday, Sept. 14, from 12 to 8 p.m. at Milton Campbell Field, 1322-64 East Third Street.  Free prostate cancer screenings will be available.

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