Approximately 1 of every 8 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point within their lifetime. In perspective that means that 5 members of the Mets 40 man roster will probably contract prostate cancer.
Not counting some forms of skin cancer, prostate cancer in the United States is—
- The most common cancer in men, no matter your race or ethnicity.
- The second most common cause of death from cancer among white, African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Hispanic men.
- The fourth most common cause of death from cancer among Asian/Pacific Islander men.
- More common in African-American men compared to white men.
- Less common in American Indian/Alaska Native and Asian/Pacific Islander men compared to white men.
- More common in Hispanic men compared to non-Hispanic men.
In 2008 (the most recent year for which numbers are available)—
- 214,633 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer.
- 28,471 men in the United States died from prostate cancer.
You can help us raise funds in one of two ways.
First – you can donate directly to The Blue Cap Army at this link. No amount is too small.
Second, thanks to Darren over at The 7 Line, 20% of all sales of the Bobby V tee shirt from today and tomorrow, and next week (Black Friday sales excluded) will go towards The Blue Cap Army (many thanks to Darren).
Thank you for all those who can help.