Joe Robach and his colleagues in the New York State Senate understand the importance of protecting seniors in our community. Among American men, prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer and is the second leading cause of death. The only way to defeat this form of cancer is with early detection. .
Joe Robach and the New York State Senate have continuously supported funding for the Prostate and Testicular Cancer and Detection and Education Program for seniors and even men under 50. Joe Robach has also pushed for a law requiring insurance coverage for diagnostic prostate cancer tests for senior men age 50 and older. Health care and easy access has always been a priority for Senator Robach and the rest of the the New York State Senate.
While all men are at risk for prostate cancer, almost all prostate cancer patients are over 50 years old, and over 80% are over the age of 65. Of the 219,000 cases that are diagnosed each year, more than 27,000 will die due to the fact they did not get a cancer screening as early as they should have. Joe Robach understands that prostate cancer has taken to many men in our community and will continue to fight for seniors to ensure adequate resources are being allocated for such an important cause.
Knowledge is power and Joe Robach has made a booklet on the facts about prostate cancer available to the public. Important information in the the brochure ranges from detailed data about risk factors, to the symptoms of prostate cancer, to the many different treatments that are available to public today.
According to The American Cancer Society, all men over the age of 50 should receive an annual DRE and PSA test. African-American men and men who have a relative with prostate cancer should have yearly testing beginning at the age of 45.