According to the National Institute of Health, over 207,000 new cases of breast cancer in women were registered in the US in 2010. The number of cases of prostate cancer was even higher—over 217,000. To make matters worse, prostate cancer research doesn’t receive even half the federal funding that breast cancer research does. Look at the following horrifying numbers. In 2009, breast cancer research received $872 million from the federal budget, yet only $390 million was spent on prostate cancer research. Private funding shows a similar imbalance.
We highly support fundraising for ﬁghting breast cancer, but the attention it receives tends to overshadow the support needed for combating prostate cancer.
It’s time to take action. These statistics are scary, but early testing and prevention can make a world of difference for hundreds of thousands of men in their prime years.
Cancer Facts & Figures, American Cancer Society. Source.