Prostate Cancer is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the United States. The American Cancer Society expects that Prostate Cancer was responsible for more than 33,000 deaths in 2020 with at least 280 of those deaths occurring in Arkansas. African American men and men with a family history of Prostate Cancer are 2.6 times more likely to die from Prostate Cancer than their Caucasian peers.
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation hosted this one-hour program to update Primary Care Physicians in October 2020 about the latest National Comprehensive Cancer Network Prostate Cancer Early Detection Guidelines. Dr. Nirmal Kilambi and Dr. Braedon Collins from Northwest Arkansas Urology Associates served as presenters for this program.
“Doctors have so much to keep up with,” said APCF Patient Navigator Cara Clements. “If we can make it easier for a PCP to know what guidelines are out there, we’ve done our jobs well.”
About Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation
The Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation is the only statewide organization dedicated entirely to prostate cancer awareness, education, timely detection and survivorship. The organization sponsors awareness campaigns, conducts public education events and organizes screening programs throughout the state. The Foundation also provides support to survivors and men undergoing treatment through a network of peer group meetings and patient navigation programs. The Foundation believes that access to information and treatment should be available to all men in Arkansas.