Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness

VPCa

FOUNDED BY:
Mike Crosby, the Founder, is a retired U.S. Navy Commander, a prostate cancer survivor, and current President of Green Life USA.
 

Devoted to educating Veterans and active duty military members on the importance of screening, diagnosis, and treatment options for prostate cancer. We make it quicker and easier for Veterans to be screened for prostate cancer. Early detection saves lives and reduces healthcare costs for potentially thousands of veterans and their families.

 

MISSION

Founded in 2016 the goal of Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness (VPCa) is to promote prostate cancer awareness among military veterans and active duty military members. By educating veterans and Active Duty Military personnel on proper care and treatment alternatives for prostate cancer we strive for treatment and cure of prostate cancer.

 

 

 

EARLY DETECTION IS CRITICAL

Prostate cancer is the leading cause of death among male Veterans.  

Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis.

 

Veterans have a higher rate of prostate cancer than the general population of men the same age.

 

African-American veterans risk of prostate cancer is almost double the national average.

 

Veterans exposed to Agent Orange have a 50% higher risk of developing prostate cancer.

Men diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

1 in 4 African-American men

1 in 5 Veterans

1 in 7 Men

40,000

NEW CASES OF PROSTATE CANCER DIAGNOSED EACH YEAR.

The University of Houston TDECU Stadium holds 40,000 fans. Imagine each person sitting in this stadium is diagnosed with prostate cancer this year. 15,000 of these new cases will be United States Veterans.

 

  • Prostate Cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis.

 

  • Veterans have a higher rate of prostate cancer than the general population of men the same age.

 

  • African-American veterans risk of prostate cancer is almost double the national average.

 

  • Veteran exposed to Agent Orange have a 50% higher risk of developing prostate cancer. 

 A panoramic view of TDECU Stadium on the campus of the University of Houston. Courtesy of Brian Reading".

EDUCATION AND AWARENESS 

EARLY SCREENING  

CONTINUITY OF CARE 

TREATMENT FACILITIES NEARBY  

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

The Veterans Choice Program save lives because it allows Veterans to seek specialty care and provide access to state-of-the-art technology.

 

CyberKnife is a treatment program with a 97% success rate treating prostate cancer and available through Veterans Choice Programs across the country. 

 

 

 

  • Education

  • Early Screening

  • Awareness campaign

  • Community outreach

  • Continuity of care when diagnosed with cancer

  • Treatment facilities and providers close to home

 

 

CONTACT US

177 Park Avenue, Suite 200

San Jose, CA 94113

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