September 2017 - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

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WHEREAS, prostate cancer is the most common cancer to affect Canadian men; and

WHEREAS, 1 in 7 Canadian men will be diagnosed with the disease in his lifetime; and

WHEREAS, an estimated 23,100 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year; and

WHEREAS, the survival rate for prostate cancer can be over 90% when detected early; and

WHEREAS, those with a family history of the disease, or those of African or Caribbean descent, are at a greater risk of developing prostate cancer; and

WHEREAS, Prostate Cancer Canada recommends that men get a PSA test in their 40s to establish their baseline;

THEREFORE, I, Mayor Gale Katchur, of Fort Saskatchewan, do hereby proclaim September 2017 as Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Fort Saskatchewan.