Mississippi has the second highest prostate cancer rate and death rate in the country according to the National Prostate Cancer Coalition.
Men get prostate cancer more than women get breast cancer. More Mississippi men will get prostate cancer and die of it than the national average. This is due to lack of cancer education, screening and treatment, as well as personal or financial obstacles.
To address these problems, the APCRF works to educate Mississippians about the disease and the preventative measures that can be taken to fight prostate cancer.
sponsors "Lunch & Learn" prostate cancer education and awareness programsprovides prostate cancer screenings and workshops in the communityrecruits volunteers to serve as community links to help collect and disseminate informationsupports prostate cancer and men's health initiatives by establishing support groups within the State of Mississippipartners with other prostate cancer national and regional health organizations to advocate for men with prostate cancercollects data and research on prostate cancer and other health disparities such as obesity, cardiovascular diseases, high blood pressure, and diabetes that impact prostate cancer patients
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Mission: The American Prostate Cancer Research Fund, Inc.
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