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Prostate cancer is curable if detected early. We want to eliminate deaths due to prostate cancer in Georgia.
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Check the calendar at right for a screening activity near you. If you don't see one, send us a message by going to the "Contact" option on the menu bar and sending your request.

John Whetstone updates CBS 46 (Atlanta) viewers on GPCC's activities.
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GPCC works with Georgia High School Association to establish first "Blue Week" observance that culminates in "Know Your Score Night" at weekend high school football games around the state. Read articles about activity in Macon.
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Three GPCC members profiled in Best Self Atlanta article "Know the Facts"
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GPCC Board Member Robert Carey provides in-depth radio interview on prostate cancer awareness and his own experience.
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GPCC establishes a presence in Macon and is growing there as featured in this WMAZ interview.
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Three GPCC board members share their personal experience about prostate cancer screening's importance for the audience of Overground Railroad!! View this informative, personal presentation.
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Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition Disputes Task Force's PSA Advice
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Prostate Cancer in Georgia (From: American Cancer Sociey - "Cancer Facts and Figures 2012")

Estimated new cases 7,900 19th lowest state per capita
Estimated deaths 860 4th highest state per capita

While prostate cancer and breast cancer have approximately the same number of new cases in Georgia; in the year 2012, the ACS Call Center received 2745 calls for breast cancer information and only 363 calls for information on prostate cancer. GPCC believes these figures indicate that men of Georgia are not benefiting from early detection and, once diagnosed, are not seeking information to understand their disease.

 

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