Newswire (Published: Saturday, October 6, 2018, Received: Friday, September 28, 2018, 2:00:54 AM CDT)

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By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Obesity, Fitness & Wellness Week -- The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) released the results of its first national public awareness report about risks, actions and attitudes toward prostate cancer in the PCF 3P Report 2018: Public Perception of Prostate Cancer. The PCF 3P Report indicates that 69% of Americans surveyed lack an understanding or believe that there are noticeable symptoms associated with the early stages of the disease. Prostate cancer is almost symptomless. Of note, only 42% of men have discussed screening with their doctor citing "exhibiting symptoms" being the top reason followed by risk factors and recommendation. Racial minorities (particularly African-American men), who are considered an at-risk group are less likely to be screened than Caucasian men, even though they are statistically more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer (see also Prostate Cancer Foundation).

"The PCF 3P Report illustrates the profound need for more prostate cancer health education and awareness. Men need to understand that if they are in an at-risk group or over 50, they should be discussing prostate cancer screening options with their primary care physician as one in nine of them will be diagnosed. This is critical information that will help save men's lives," said Jonathan W. Simons, MD, President and Chief Executive Officer.

Keywords for this news article include: Oncology, Health and Medicine, Prostatic Neoplasms, Risk and Prevention, Diagnostics and Screening, Prostate Cancer Foundation.

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Health and Wellness
      Medical Conditions and Diseases
            Cancer
                  Prostate Cancer
            Men's Health Issues
                  Prostate Cancer
      Wellness