MANHATTAN BEACH, CALIFORINIA (MMD Newswire) January 3, 2013 -- "Prostate cancer doesn't care. But Chase Does!" Chase Community Giving joined the fight to end prostate cancer by contributing to the first Internet prostate cancer early warning tool for men, ProstateTracker.org.
ProstateTracker, developed by the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project based in Manhattan Beach, California, is a free Internet-based prostate cancer early detection tool. Men just enter their annual prostate specific antigen (PSA) number and ProstateTracker reveals if there is an increase from the previous year, which is a warning sign of possible prostate cancer.
ProstateTracker also sends a reminder email when a man's next annual test is due. ProstateTracker is free to everyone.
Prostate Cancer Awareness Project CEO Robert Hess, himself a 10-year prostate cancer survivor, notes that he calls himself an "accidental prostate cancer survivor" because he was diagnosed with multiple prostate cancer tumors when his PSA and physical exam results were within the "normal" range.
Hess notes that "normal" varies from man-to-man. The best way to find prostate cancer early, when it still is treatable, is tracking any rise in PSA value from the previous year.
"Metatastic prostate cancer - prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body- is almost impossible to cure," said Hess. "American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) data shows that the average survival period for men diagnosed with metastatic prostate cancer (m+) is just 2-3 years." [ASCO article] "This makes it extremely important that men detect their prostate cancer as early as possible, when the full range of treatment options are available."
The ProstateTracker early detection tool is free to everyone on the Internet at http://www.ProstateTracker.org.
About the Prostate Cancer Awareness Project
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Project (PCAP) is a registered 501 (c)(3) non-profit based in Manhattan Beach, California and Mt. Sidney, Virginia.
The PCAP creates prostate cancer awareness events and developed and manages the ProstateTracker prostate cancer early warning system.