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Many vs Cancer is the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s fundraising movement. This grassroots community of patients, caregivers, survivors, family and friends is rallying around a united goal: defeating prostate cancer once and for all. Join Many vs Cancer to accelerate PCF’s research by setting up your own crowdfunding page. Our team is here to support you every step of the way. Let your passion, talents and interests lead you to your own fundraising endeavor on Many vs Cancer.

Sign up for free at manyvscancer.org and receive:

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  • a participant center to keep track of your progress and thank your donors
  • easy to use fundraising tools to help you get the word out
  • the ability to set up pages in memory or in honor of someone special and much more!

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1. Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in men in the U.S., and the 4th most common tumor diagnosed worldwide.

2. In the United States, 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime. For men of African descent, 1 in 7 will develop the disease.

3. African American men are 76% more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men, and are more than twice as likely to die from the disease.

4. In 2020, nearly 192,000 U.S. men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 33,000 will die from the disease. That’s one new case diagnosed every 3 minutes and another death from prostate cancer every 16 minutes.

5. A man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, kidney, melanoma, and stomach cancers combined.

6. It is estimated that more than 3 million U.S. men are living with prostate cancer.

7. As men increase in age, their risk of developing prostate cancer increases exponentially. About 6 in 10 cases are found in men over the age of 65.

8. Men with relatives — father, brother, son — with a history of prostate cancer may be twice as likely to develop the disease.

9. Prostate cancer can be silent — it’s important to get checked, even if you have no symptoms.

10. 99% of patients with local or regional disease live 5 years or longer after diagnosis.

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1. Eat fewer calories and exercise more so that you maintain a healthy weight.

2. Try to keep the amount of fat you get from red meat and dairy products to a minimum.

3. Watch your calcium intake. Do not take supplemental doses far above the recommended daily allowance. Some calcium is OK, but avoid taking more than 1,200 mg per day.

4. Eat more fish – evidence from several studies suggest that fish can help protect against prostate cancer because they have “good fat,” particularly omega-3 fatty acids. Avoid trans fatty acids (for example, in margarine).

5. Incorporate cooked tomatoes (prepared with olive oil), which may be beneficial, and cruciferous vegetables (like broccoli and cauliflower) into many of your weekly meals. Soy-based foods and green tea are also potential dietary components that may be helpful.

6. Avoid smoking for many reasons. Drink alcohol in moderation, if at all.

7. Seek medical treatment for stress, high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol, and depression. Treating these conditions may save your life and will improve your survivorship with prostate cancer.

8. Avoid over-supplementation with megavitamins. While a multivitamin is not likely to be harmful, you probably don’t need it if you follow a healthy diet with lots of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, fish, and healthy oils. Ask your doctor about herbal supplements as some may harm you or interfere with treatment.

9. Relax and enjoy life. Reducing stress in the workplace and home will improve your survivorship and lead to a longer, happier life.

10. For men 45 or older (40 or older for African American men or those with a family history of prostate cancer), discuss the risks and benefits of screening with a PSA test and, if indicated, a rectal examination, with your doctor.

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Our tax id is #95-4418411.

Tax receipts are sent by email for all online donations. All donations mailed in, faxed in or given over the phone will receive a receipt by mail.

  • How long does the average trial last?
  • What if I am on other medication(s) from my regular doctor?
  • What are the risks involved?
  • What if I am harmed?
  • Are there any tests requiring painful shots or blood samples?
  • What should I do if I want a friend/parent to join a study?
  • Will I be paid?
  • Will I be reimbursed for gas?
  • What kinds of medical problems would prevent participation in the clinical trial?
  • Do I have to talk to my health insurance company before enrolling in a study?
  • What if I miss a dose?
  • Can I drop out at any time?
  • Are there placebos involved?

If you decide that a clinical study may be right for you, make a list of questions and discuss them with the study doctor at your initial visit.

After a study is complete, the FDA decides whether to continue or halt the drug’s development. If it remains in development, the sponsor may build in a compassionate use extension for the study. This means that eligible patients may receive the study drug for a predefined amount of time without having to undergo any typical study procedures, such as blood tests or clinical ratings. This usually occurs in later studies, such as Phase III and Phase IV (post-marketing surveillance).

In some cases, a study doctor may dispense approved medication samples and provide additional consultation free of charge. These are just a few of the ways he or she might show appreciation for a patients involvement in a study.