J.B. Rhodes Foundation (JBRF) is a 501(c)3 that was created to address three primary prostate cancer-related needs: education, early detection, and financial assistance. JBRF will strive to increase public awareness and educate individuals about the risks and symptoms of prostate cancer. JBRF will also work to provide assistance to individuals and families experiencing financial hardships due to battling prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. The disease is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, behind only lung cancer. One man in 6 will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. And one man in 36 will die of this disease – American
Increasing society’s awareness about prostate cancer is an integral piece in defeating prostate cancer. Prostate cancer can often be found early by testing the amount of PSA (prostate-specific antigen) in a man’s blood. Another way prostate cancer is found early is when the doctor does a digital rectal exam (DRE). If prostate cancer is found as a result of either one of these tests, it has probably been found at an early, more treatable stage. The American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org, gives a detailed description when men are recommended to testing for prostate cancer.