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What You Should Know About Prostate Cancer: More than 220,000 men will be told they have prostate cancer this year. It is the second most common cancer in men in the United States. Aside from age, risk factors for prostate cancer include family history and race. One in seven men will develop prostate cancer. One in five African American men will develop prostate cancer. One in three men with a family history will develop prostate cancer. Talk to your doctor about prostate cancer screening if you are 40 to 54 years old and: are African-American and/or have a father, brother or son who has had prostate cancer. Prostate cancer, if caught early, has over a 90 percent survival rate. Early detection can save your life!

What You Should Know About Breast Cancer: More than 240,000 women will be diagnosis with invasive Breast Cancer this Year. Making breast cancer the most common cancer for women in the United States. Some breast cancers can be linked to Gene mutation Brac1 and Brac2 which is inherited from ones mother or father. Being a women, age and life discussions plays a factor in being diagnosis with breast cancer. Over 85% of women with breast cancer have no family history of breast cancer. It is important that a women gets to know her breast, how it should feel and look. Exam your breast on a regular basis. Talk to your doctor if you are a women about Breast Cancer. Breast cancer can occur in some women as young as 15 years old. Early detection and treatment is an important lifesaving factor.

About Brown Byrd

The BrownByrd Foundation, established in 2008, is a Christian organization and is a registered 501 (c) (3) nonprofit. It was founded by Kevin Byrd and Blossom Brown to increase awareness and prevention of prostate cancer through early detection and screening. Mr. Byrd and Ms. Brown had a heightened awareness of prostate cancer at the age of 24 when both of their grandfathers lost their battle to prostate cancer. They were motivated by the desire to keep their grandfather's legacy alive and at the same time save lives through advocacy by providing an even stronger voice for prostate cancer awareness. Kevin Byrd and Blossom Brown collectively produced and wrote a short film titled "The Last Dayz" which illustrates the life of a young man who is diagnosed with prostate cancer, and who learns how to cope with the realization of having this insidious disease. The film "The Last Dayz" is still being used as a tool to bring awareness to men about the importance of being tested for prostate cancer regularly, and even for women to urge the men that they love to be tested.

 

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