September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer occurring in men. In New Hampshire, between 2006-2010, 28% of new cancer diagnoses in men and 11% of cancer deaths were due to prostate cancer. See NH Cancer Report 2006-2010.
The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. Men should discuss their risk and need for screening with their health care provider.
The 2015-2020 NH Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan supports shared decision making, a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care decisions together. The Shared Decision Making rack card and Prostate Cancer: Take Time to Decide infographic are examples of resources that might be useful to you.
Being Mortal: Free Film Screening & Discussion
Join us for a free screening and discussion of the PBS FRONTLINE documentary Being Mortal. Based on the best-selling book by Dr. Atul Gawande, this film explores the hopes of patients and families facing terminal illness and their relationships with the doctors, nurses and family members who care for them.
See the film and be part of a national conversation taking place in our community that asks: "Have you and your family had these important conversations and planned ahead?"
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