Ark. Prostate Cancer Foundation Emphasizes Early Detection

Ark. Prostate Cancer Foundation Emphasizes Early Detection

It's one of the most treatable cancers, but if it's not caught early, the outcomes typically are less favorable.
One of our favorite sayings around the office is, 'Don't die of embarrassment. Do not die of embarrassment.'
Wess Moore (left) and Jason Snavely
Wess Moore (left) and Jason Snavely
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer in men behind skin cancer, and this month, the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation wants to turn the tide and get more men screened for this type of cancer.

In the white and Latino communities, 1-in-6 men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime. But in the African American community, that number changes dramatically to 1-in-3.

It's one of the most treatable cancers, but if it's not caught early, the outcomes typically are less favorable.
 
"So we encourage men, early detection is key," said Patrick Presley, director of development for Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. "Your life literally depends on it. A lot of men don't even want to have the exam done.

"One of our favorite sayings around the office is, 'Don't die of embarrassment. Do not die of embarrassment.'"

In an effort to raise awareness during the month of November, our Fox16 sports guys are taking the charge.

The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is having a No Shave November.

Sports Director Wess Moore and Jason Snavely are growing their beards this whole month to help raise awareness.

For more information about the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation, click here.
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