LOS ANGELES, Calif., September 29, 2021 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) marks Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and National Hispanic Heritage Month with the launch of a Spanish-language guide to prostate cancer, Su guía para el cáncer de próstata, for Latino men and their families.
PCF’s focus every September is to increase prostate cancer awareness and education among key patient groups and men in general. To reach patients who prefer to engage in Spanish, PCF, with support from AstraZeneca, created the 70-page Spanish guide that supports Latino patient and family education on prostate cancer screening, diagnosis, treatment options, and self-care throughout treatment and beyond. The guide is based on PCF’s existing, comprehensive, science-based materials and was created in collaboration with prostate cancer experts who are native Spanish speakers.
“Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Latino men, comprising more than one in five of all new cancer diagnoses and contributing to nearly 2,000 deaths annually,” said PCF President and CEO Charles J. Ryan, MD. “Our mission is to continuously find more ways to deepen patient education to help increase better health outcomes for all. This guide is just one step in an ongoing effort to increase community awareness and most importantly, action!”
One in eight men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Latino men are more likely to be diagnosed with advanced-stage cancer, and research indicates that they are less likely to receive optimal treatment. Lifestyle factors, also known as social determinants of health, play a significant role in cancer risk, health equity, and outcomes. Although PCF has made considerable advances in addressing disparities in prostate cancer through education, research, and treatment over the past 25 years, more work needs to be done.
Download the Spanish language guide at https://www.pcf.org/guide/spanish-guide/. Connect with PCF at www.pcf.org, on Facebook (facebook.com/pcf.org), Instagram (@prostatecancerfoundation), or Twitter (@pcfnews).
Spanish Language Patient Guide
New guide available for Latinos and their families to support prostate care and patient outcomes.
About the Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) is the world’s leading philanthropic organization dedicated to funding life-saving prostate cancer research. Founded in 1993 by Mike Milken, PCF has raised close to one billion dollars in support of cutting-edge research by more than 2,200 research projects at 220 leading cancer centers in 22 countries around the world. Thanks in part to PCF’s commitment to ending death and suffering from prostate cancer, the death rate is down by 52 percent and countless more men are alive today as a result. The Prostate Cancer Foundation research now impacts more than 70 forms of human cancer by focusing on immunotherapy, the microbiome, and food as medicine. Learn more at www.pcf.org.
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