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Prostate Cancer Education Council Designates Sept. 21 'Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Awareness Day'

  [ 245 votes ]   [ Discuss This Article ] • September 20, 2005

GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo., Sept. 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The third day of Prostate Cancer Awareness Week (PCAW) is "Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) Awareness Day," a day to educate people about BPH. As part of the six days of the Prostate Cancer Education Council's PCAW program, Boehringer Ingelheim is supporting awareness efforts through an unrestricted grant on September 21. BPH Awareness Day is important because nearly half of all men who go through the PCAW screening program have BPH. PCAW provides free or low-cost prostate cancer screenings to more than 100,000 men across the United States. BPH is a non-cancerous enlargement of the prostate that may cause difficulty or frequency with urination. An enlarged prostate occurs commonly in men over the age of 40. Approximately four out of five men develop BPH in their lifetime and risk increases with age. Experts do not yet know what causes BPH, but the condition may be related to the hormone testosterone and its relationship to other hormones that naturally change during the aging process. There may also be a hereditary component. The fact that the prostate begins to grow larger is not necessarily a problem. In fact, some men have extremely enlarged prostates, but suffer no ill effects. On the other hand, some men have prostates that are only slightly enlarged and they suffer from bothersome urinary symptoms. BPH is not cancer and does not lead to cancer. A new laboratory blood test called BPH-A is under development by Beckman Coulter, Inc. This simple test is designed to help physicians better distinguish BPH from other prostate conditions such as prostate cancer, and to better care for patients who have BPH. In order to help assess the severity of BPH symptoms, the American Urological Association (AUA) BPH Symptom Score Index was developed. This tool includes a series of questions that ask how often the urinary symptoms occur. This helps the doctor measure whether the BPH is ranging from mild to severe. To provide further resources during PCAW, a Web cast will be made available on this day to educate the public about BPH on the Prostate Cancer Education Council (PCEC) Web site, Year round, the PCEC (a 501 c3 non-profit organization headquartered in Greenwood Village, Colo.) strives to fulfill its mission of educating men and the women in their lives about the prevalence of prostate cancer, the importance of early detection and the available treatment options. This year, information on cholesterol and testosterone levels will be made available during the six days of PCAW to stress the importance of men knowing their numbers. To find a PCAW screening site near you, to arrange interviews or for more information on prostate cancer or to request a brochure on the six days of PCAW, please visit or call tool free 866-4PROST8. CONTACTS: Kelly Lind or Elizabeth Baugher, Freeman Wall Aiello Public Relations, 303.232.3870 Wendy Poage, Executive Director, Prostate Cancer Education Council, 303.316.4685 Dr. E. David Crawford, Chairman, Prostate Cancer Education Council, 720.848.0204 SOURCE Prostate Cancer Education Council Web Site:

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