June 11, 2014

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  • This year, approximately 180,000 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • One in six men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.
  • African-American men have a prostate cancer incidence rate up to 60% higher than white males and double the death rate of white males.
  • Men die at higher rates from nine of the top 10 causes of death.

Be sure to wear your blue on Friday, June 13, then send your photos to Elizabeth Hart, Elizabeth.hart@shelbycountytn.gov, so the Shelby County Health Department can share on its Facebook (www.facebook.com/ShelbyTNHealth) and Twitter (www.twitter.com/ShelbyTNHealth) pages for the world to see!