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NewsWatch 12 goes blue for Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

All month, NewsWatch 12 will bring you stories of survival, treatment, recovery, and the latest research on prostate cancer.

Posted: Sep 3, 2019 5:18 PM
Updated: Sep 3, 2019 6:03 PM

For the duration of September, NewsWatch 12 is going blue to highlight Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. The American Cancer Society says that prostate cancer is the "most common cancer among men" after skin cancer, but it can often by treated successfully if caught early enough.

Unfortunately, prostate cancer in its early stages often shows no symptoms. It isn't until later that symptoms begin to appear. Moreover, researchers do not know what causes this form of cancer, which does not generally correspond with risk factors for other forms of cancer — factors such as smoking. Genes and genetic mutations are the likely culprit.

Prostate cancer is rare among men under the age of 40, but cases climb dramatically by the age of 65.

All month, NewsWatch 12 will bring you stories of survival, treatment, recovery, and the latest research on prostate cancer. You can check in here on our special section for those stories.

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