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Archived Press Release


Prostate Cancer Advisory Council PSA Screening Position

10/18/2012

Prostate cancer is the leading cancer among Floridian men and last year was no exception with an estimated 1 man every 31 minutes being diagnosed with the disease; consequently, the incidence (number of new diagnoses) within our State continued to increase for the fourth consecutive year.

These statistics, coupled with significant prostate cancer disparities between rural and urban populations and across ethnic and racial groups, are resulting in segments of the Floridian population being underdiagnosed or diagnosed at later stages, receiving dissimilar disease management and treatment modalities and, potentially, decreasing their survival expectations.

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