In 2011, my father lost a long battle to prostate cancer. Like many families who have been affected, the battle was long with many ups, downs, and many false hopes. This disease affects millions of men and their families around the world. The Cancer.Org states that 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. My father's passing and this alarming statistic is one of the driving reasons why we want to support the cause and help find a cure. Many families and loved ones suffer the affects of cancer.
Our goal as a company is to help every man put his best foot forward in every aspect of his life; style, grooming, and health. A well groomed man is a healthy man. Mental health, physical fitness, hygiene and cancer awareness are all important aspects to men's health. A portion of every purchase made at Woodsman Grooming will go to further research and support the fight against prostate cancer. Together we can help and support other men and their families dealing with this disease.
African American men are at an increased risk for developing prostate cancer over white men and other men of color. One in six African American men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Overall, African American men are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with—and 2.3 times more likely to die from—prostate cancer than white men. African American men are also slightly more likely than white men to be diagnosed with advanced disease.
According to the Prostate Cancer Foundation, here are some steps you can take to lower your risk of Prostate Cancer.
Certain genes may be inherited and can cause different forms of cancer. Learn your family history. Cancer may be found in your relatives making you more susceptible to cancer. Learn more about Prostate Cancer HERE.
Many forms of cancer may be preventable with proper screening. A simple blood test can provide all the information the is needed. Learn when to get tested HERE.
1-6 Men will develop prostate cancer during his lifetime. Getting screened is a preventive step and a step every man should take.
A healthy lifestyle can help you prevent forms of cancer. According to the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, certain foods can help your body fight and prevent cancer. Learn more about healthy lifestyle and foods that may prevent cancer HERE.
Learn more about the Prostate Cancer and get other resources HERE.
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