State number one in prostate cancer mortality

first_img This Video Will Soon Be Banned. Watch Before It’s… “We’ll be back in Pike County in April or May. More than 4,500 free screenings have been done since we began in 2006.”The higher the number of prostate cancer screenings that are done, the lower the mortality rate, Bivins said.“We recommend 40 as the age to begin the screenings and then have annual screenings.Ask the men who have been cured of prostate cancer and they will tell you that it all started with the screenings.”One in six Americans will have prostate cancer. The numbers are even more alarming among African Americans, one in four.September has been designated by the governor as a month-long prostate cancer awareness campaign. Fundraising events will be held across the state.A Prostate Cancer Run will be held at Talladega Motor Speedway on Sept. 16.The event will include a half marathon, a 5K run and a fun run/walk honoring survivors.“These events bring awareness to prostate cancer. Increased awareness translates into more screenings and more screenings save lives,” Bivins said. Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthRemember Them? I’m Sure Their New Net Worth Will Leave You SpeechlessbradofoThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancel Skip Book Nook to reopen Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Latest Stories Print Article “We certainly can’t take pride in that,” said Dr. Michael Vincent Bivins, urologist with the Urology Centers of Alabama based in Birmingham.“The high prostate cancer mortality rate among Africa Americans can be attributed to several factors, including genetics, environment, education and socio-economic conditions. But, the failure to have simple prostate cancer screenings is a major contributing factor because early detection saves lives.”Gov. Robert Bentley has proclaimed September Prostate Cancer Awareness Month in Alabama. Published 11:00 pm Monday, September 3, 2012 You Might Like Police to pursue felony charges against sign thieves In the last month, hundreds of dollars worth of traffic signs have been stolen from Troy University’s campus. As many… read more The University of Alabama was number one in football in 2009 and again in 2011. Auburn University was number one on the nation’s college gridiron in 2010. The State of Alabama takes great pride in that.However, the state can’t take pride in its most recent number one ranking.Alabama is the number one state, per capita, in prostate cancer mortality among African Americans. Email the author Sponsored Content Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration State number one in prostate cancer mortality By Secrets Revealed Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell Bivins attended the proclamation signing and expressed appreciation to the governor for helping to bring awareness to the importance of prostate cancer screenings.“At Urology Centers and on the state level, we are working to bring greater awareness to prostate cancer and to educate men on the importance of the screenings,” Bivins said. “In 2006, Urology Centers began going across the state offering free prostate cancer screenings.The Center has conducted three free screenings here in Pike County, my home county.”Bivins said Urology Centers of Alabama has conducted free prostate cancer screenings in 20 counties, many of them in the Black Belt.“We go back to these counties once a year,” he said.last_img read more