Proclamation – Prostate Awareness Month – September 2017

PROCLAMATION

WHEREAS, Prostate cancer constitutes 19% of all cancer diagnoses and 8% of all cancer deaths,

WHEREAS, in Ohio, an estimated 5,840 new cases of prostate cancer and an estimated 1,020 deaths will occur; and

WHEREAS, men with relatives-father, brother, son – with a history of prostate cancer are twice as likely to develop the disease; and

WHEREAS, Veterans are 1.5 times more likely to get prostate cancer; and

WHEREAS, Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American men and the third leading cause of cancer death behind lung and colon cancer; and

WHEREAS, this year approximately 161,360 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in the United States alone every year – that’s one man every 3.3 minutes and roughly 26,730 will die this year from the disease – which is one man every 20 minutes; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and African American men are at the highest risk for the disease with a rate of 1 in 6 men.  African American men are 2.3 times more likely to die from the disease; and

WHEREAS, education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is critical to saving lives, preserving and protecting our families; and

WHEREAS, all men are at risk for prostate cancer and we encourage the citizens of Piqua to increase the importance of prostate screenings.

NOW, THEREFORE, I Kathryn B. Hinds, Mayor of the City of Piqua, Ohio, do hereby proclaim the month of September as:

PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

in the City of Piqua.  

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the Seal of the City of Piqua, Ohio, this 1st day of September 2017.

  KATHRYN B. HINDS, MAYOR

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