HAWKS TEAM UP TO FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER

HAWKS TEAM UP TO FIGHT PROSTATE CANCER
ETOBICOKE, Ont -- November is Men's Health Month, which is an annual campaign to increase awareness of the disease and this year, the Student Athletic Association (SAA) tried to spread that awareness throughout Hawks Nation. 
A message from SAA Coordinator, Eric Savage:
 
We are pleased to announce our success in the donations raised in support of Men's Health Awareness for the month of November. After quickly selling out of our blue t-shirts for our second straight year and seeing them paint the face of Hawks Nation, we are proud to announce a grand total of $1,197 being donated to such an important cause. Due to the success of this campaign, Hawks Nation plans to build and grow in the level of awareness around this well-known disease. We would like to thank everyone for their donations and support! #HawksNation  
 
About the Prostate Cancer Society:

Prostate Cancer Canada invests the generous donations of Canadians towards funding research that will uncover better diagnostic and treatment options, and towards providing comprehensive education and support services for those living with and affected by prostate cancer.

  1. Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer in men; 1 in 8 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  2. 24,000 expected new cases in 2015.
  3. 4,100 estimated deaths in 2015.  
  4. Early detection saves lives. When detected early, the survival rate for prostate cancer is over 90%.  
  5. Men and their families are encouraged to initiate a shared decision-making process with their doctors regarding prostate cancer.  
  6. In agreement with prostate cancer experts, Prostate Cancer Canada advocates for a "smart screening" approach to early detection which takes a man's personal risk into account, such as age, family history and ethnicity. This involves getting a Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) test at age 40 to establish a baseline number which is then incorporated into the man's risk profile to determine when the next PSA test needs to occur.
  7. The PSA test is a simple blood test, taken from your arm, which measures the amount of prostate antigen in your blood.
    1. Men should get a PSA test in their 40s to establish their baseline.
    2. Men at high risk for prostate cancer should talk to their doctor before age 40 about prostate cancer.