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Media Advisory: Prostate Cancer Awareness Week - 09/20/2010

Media Advisory: Prostate Cancer Awareness Week

Release Date: September 20, 2010
Dome

WHAT: The signature dome of The Johns Hopkins Hospital will be lit blue in honor of prostate cancer awareness week, starting at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 21, and will remain so throughout the nighttime hours until Saturday, Sept. 25 (a still photo is attached from a test performed last week after 9 p.m.) 

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men.  U.S. estimates for this year alone are that some 217,000 men will be diagnosed with the disease, with some 32,000 deaths.  The disease usually progresses very slowly and in most cases, if detected early, is not fatal.  During prostate cancer awareness week, men age 50 and older (45 for African Americans) are encouraged to speak with their physician about their risk of developing the disease and whether or not screening is warranted.

WHERE:  600 block North Broadway, Baltimore, MD 21287

WHEN:  Sunset (at 7:30 p.m.), Tuesday, Sept. 21, through sunrise, Saturday, Sept. 25

WHO:    Prostate cancer experts from the Johns Hopkins Brady Urological Institute are available for comment.

CONTACT:

David March

410-955-1534, dmarch1@jhmi.edu

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