Prostate cancer and the Alaska Men's Run
September 1, 2023 | View PDF
September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and Alaska Health Fair, Inc. is dedicated to educating our community and supporting early detection and intervention. Here’s what you need to know.
Understanding prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. The cause is not entirely understood, but risk factors may include age, family history, and race. Early symptoms may include difficulty in urination, blood in the urine or semen, and pelvic discomfort.
Early detection of prostate cancer greatly increases the chance of successful treatment. Currently, metastatic prostate cancer is incurable, making early detection and intervention critical.
Partnership with Alaska Men’s Run
Alaska Health Fair, Inc. is proud of our long-standing partnership with the Alaska Men’s Run, an organization impacting men’s health in our community for over 30 years. This collaboration has enabled us to provide free PSA (Prostate Specific Antigen) tests at all of our health fairs, while supplies last.
Alaska Men’s Run is an annual event held in Anchorage, aiming to raise awareness and funds for prostate and testicular cancer. This year’s run is on Saturday, Sept. 16. Learn more at https://alaskamensrun.com.