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Starting the Blue Cure Foundation to End Prostate Cancer

From Gabe Canales - HUFFINGTON POST

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Interviewed by Chris Kelly | Video Shot & Edited by Donald Kilgore |

Gabe Canales is founder of Blue Cure, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization fighting to end prostate cancer: not just an old man's cancer. Diagnosed at age 35.

From Gabe Canales -

A little about the Blue Cure Foundation I'm launching:

Did you know prostate cancer is more common than breast cancer? Prostate cancer strikes 1 in 6 men, while breast cancer strikes 1 in 8 women. Last year, an estimated 217,730 U.S. men were diagnosed with prostate cancer and 32,050 died of the disease, the most commonly diagnosed "male cancer."

When I was diagnosed last year at age 35, like most men I had little idea what it was. Now I do -- and I want to help others learn, too. So I've spoken across the country, written for The Huffington Post and the Houston Chronicle, met with top doctors and researchers and appeared in interviews to raise awareness and educate others.

Yes, I'm committed -- and I'm devoting the rest of my life to raising awareness and saving lives. That's why this summer (2011) I'm officially launching the Blue Cure Foundation, as the "blue" men's side of the "pink" campaign for women's breast cancer. Our goal is to raise awareness of prostate cancer, encourage annual screenings, promote healthier lifestyles for preventative measures and reach a younger generation.

Please join me in the fight to end prostate cancer!

- Gabe Canales

Connect with other supporters helping us in the fight to end prostate cancer on our Blue Cure facebook community page:

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Prostate Cancer Facts and Statistics


Prostate cancer is diagnosed every two minutes and fifteen seconds, and more than 217,730 new cases are expected in 2010. It is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in America among men.

An estimated 32,050 American men will lose their lives to prostate cancer this year.

Prostate cancer takes about one life every 18 minutes.

One in six American men is at lifetime risk of prostate cancer.

If a close relative has prostate cancer, a man's risk of the disease more than doubles. With two relatives, his risk increases five times. With three close relatives, his risk is about 97 percent.

In the next 24 hours, prostate cancer will claim the lives of 83 American men.

Prostate cancer represents 33 percent of all new cancer cases in American men. That's more new cases than any other cancer.


Almost 100 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive in five years.

About 90 percent of prostate cancer cases are found while the cancer is still either local or regional, and nearly 100 percent of these men are still alive five years after being diagnosed.

About 91 percent of men diagnosed with prostate cancer are still alive after 10 years, and the 15-year survival rate is 76 percent.

Source: National Cancer Institute (NCI)

Interviewed by Chris Kelly | Video Shot & Edited by Donald Kilgore |


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