Take time to learn about the prostate

The Vernon Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group wants men to get the facts and invite all to their meeting Sept. 28

Hey you —  Harry, Joe, Bill or whatever your name is. Do you know that this year, 24,000 Canadian men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer? And 3,800 of those men will be from B.C.

About 4,100 men across the country will lose their battle with prostate cancer.

“New developments in screening  for and treating prostate cancer are significantly lowering the loss of life to the disease,” said Lloyd Mitchell, with the Vernon Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group. “However, a recent Canadian poll found that 40 per cent of men aged 40 and up do not know what the prostate is and its significance in male sexual functioning.”

The Vernon Prostate Cancer Support & Awareness Group is out to lower that percentage by presenting a four-man panel who will inform about the prostate  and its importance. The presenters are four local survivors who range from 25 years to four years of living free of active cancer.

Come out to People Place, 3402-27th Ave., on Monday at 7:30 p.m. and become aware of proactive action to maintain your healthy lifestyle.

Ladies are most welcome — come and learn how to support your  loved one.