Recognizing Prostate Awareness Month and Supporting Prostate Cancer Care


Date: September 26, 2023
Categories: Health Focused, Cancer

As an accredited cancer program, Augusta Health Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders is committed to serving our patients and community by reducing the incidence of prostate cancer and ensuring access to screening, early detection, treatment, and quality care.

According to the American Cancer Society 2023 Facts and Figures, in 2023 there will be an estimated 288,300 new cases of prostate cancer diagnosed in the US and 34,700 men will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men, and one in nine men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime.  Prostate cancer is the leading site of new cancers diagnosed and the number two cause of death for males. 

Did you know Augusta Health Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders has a Prostate Cancer Support Group?
This group meets bimonthly and is led by prostate cancer survivors and facilitated by an oncology nurse navigator. It gives men an opportunity to connect, learn, and support other men coping with a prostate cancer diagnosis.

For those interested in attending or if you would like more information about the Prostate Cancer Support Group, please contact Angie Shy, Nurse Navigator, at 540-332-5672 or