President Calls Attention to Prostate Cancer Awareness Month In Statement

Men’s Health Network has been involved in prostate cancer awareness and treatment education for over 25 years.  MHN is gratified that President Trump has also recognized the importance of this awareness month.

President Donald J. Trump announced his support for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in a statement on Sept. 1.

“Prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer that affects American men,” Trump said in the statement, “and nearly 12 percent of men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.”

Men at the greatest risk for prostate cancer include African American men, men over age 65, and men with family histories of prostate or other cancers.

“Screening for prostate cancer using the specific antigen test can identify abnormalities and may find cancer early so that affected men can begin treatment early,” Trump said. “For this reason, all men aged 55 to 69 are encouraged to talk to their physicians about screening options.”

Thankfully, prostate cancer is treatable, and early detection can help save lives.

Trump noted that he signed an Executive Order in July that “eliminates kickbacks to drug company middlemen and passes on massive savings to consumers.” That Executive Order, he said, “will greatly improve prescription drug affordability. We will continue working to make all drugs more affordable to patients, including drugs to treat prostate and other cancers.”

Resources to raise awareness during Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, including a social media toolkit, guidance to create a family medical tree, and much more are available at the Prostate Health Guide, a Men’s Health Network project.

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Armin Brott

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Armin Brott is the proud father of three, a former U.S. Marine, a best-selling author, radio host, speaker, and one of the country’s leading experts on fatherhood. He writes frequently about fatherhood, families, and men's health. Read more about Armin or visit his website, You can also connect via social media: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest,  and Linkedin.

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