Fans for the Cure Mission Statement
Fans for the Cure seeks to save lives and preserve the quality of men’s lives by promoting the importance of identifying prostate cancer in its earliest stages. The charity both encourages regular doctor checkups and, in association with our healthcare partners and professionals, provides baseline PSA testing and consultation. We also offer educational and support seminars, printed and online reference materials, and referrals to physicians and cutting-edge research – all in the service of achieving best practices in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer.
There will be nearly 27,000 prostate cancer deaths in 2017 in the United States and an estimated 300,000 worldwide. Fans for the Cure pledges to commit all its human and financial resources to increase the number of men who live with the disease rather than die of it.
We encourage all men between the ages of 40 and 45 to begin a dialogue with their doctors about prostate cancer, especially those men whose family histories and/or race/ethnicity indicate increased risk factors for the disease. Early baseline and follow-up PSA blood tests often lead to both early detection and a greater range of non-invasive treatment options, one of which – active surveillance – holds off on invasive treatments in favor of more frequent testing to monitor changes in the cancer.