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Our mission is 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.

SAVE THE DATE

Be on hand for our partner ProstAware's Blue Ties event September 11, 2015

Buckhead Ritz-Carlton 11:30am - 1:30pm. It will feature:

  • Threetime Super Bowl and NASCAR Champion Joe Gibbs will deliver
    a keynote address

  • Country Music Artist Lee Greenwood will make a special appearance
    to perform his signature song, "God Bless the USA"
For details on the event - click here
To become a sponsor - click here

Why do African-American men have higher rates of prostate cancer than other races? You can help Clark Atlanta University's research center solve this riddle by participating in a confidential survey.
Click here

Atlanta Braves recognize Prostate Cancer Survivors 6/21/15. John Whetstone and Bill Beaudin were interviewed.
Watch interview

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.
Article 1   |   Article 2

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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Get Ahead of Prostate Cancer
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5 Things Young Men Should Know about Prostate Cancer
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Georgia Prostate Cancer Coalition Disputes Task Force's PSA Advice
www.georgiapcc.org/usps_taskforce_response.asp

There have been diagnostic and philosophical advancements made in prostate cancer awareness. Click here for more information.

U.S. Prostate Cancer data per capita (From: American Cancer Society - "Cancer Facts and Figures")

  U.S. Ranking
  2012 2013 2014    
Estimated new cases GA 19th 8th 7th   19th to 7th highest state per capita
Estimated deaths GA 4th 4th 5th   4th to 5th highest state per capita

GPCC attributes the rise in new cases to increased testing by men. Early prostate cancer has no warnings and regular testing, in consultation with their doctors, is the approach recommended for men.

The modest improvement in Georgia mortality rates reflects more men diagnosed at earlier stages. Early detection offers an opportunity to determine if treatment is appropriate and if so, which option(s) might work best to deliver a cure and to maintain quality of life.

 

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