Tuesday, April 21, 2015

$1000 For You + $1000 For Him + Peace of Mind = WINNING COMBINATION

It’s not every day that I get to give away $2,000.00.  But for a limited time, I am. 
That’s right, $1,000 for you … and $1000 for someone you care about.  I don’t care if it’s for your dad, your brother, uncle, husband, grandpa, friend, cousin, etc.  If there is a special man in your life that you want to keep around, PLEASE think about signing them up below.
$1000.00 for you + $1000.00 for your loved one + better health and peace of mind = A WINNING PROMISE!

Cancer doesn’t care if you’re a man or a women, a dad or a mom, whether you’re young or you’re old.  It doesn’t care whether you’re kind or a good person.
My {now} father-in-law was diagnosed with prostate cancer a few years before I met my husband.  It’s not something either one of them care to talk about so I don’t know what lead up to the initial check-up but I do know that he beat the cancer due to having a healthy relationship with his doctor who made sure Carl’s concerns were answered.

Most cancers (like prostate cancer) result from genetic changes that occur over decades within the cells of a particular organ. These changes can usually be traced to an interaction of genetics and the environment, including behavior and lifestyle. Other factors that influence cancer risk are age, race, gender, preexisting disease, and nutritional impairment.

A few symptoms
Every year that my husband has a birthday, I can’t help but worry about him a little bit more. He uses the restroom frequently – he says because he drinks so much water.  He is tired quite often – he says because his legs are bothering him at night.  Which then leads me to ask if it’s the bones in his legs.  I feel I have legitimate concerns for worry.  We have two very young boys who need him more than anything. And I won’t even get into how selfishly I need him.

Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States.
According to The American Cancer Society, one in every six men is affected by prostate cancer.  And the fact that my father-in-law has had prostate cancer, makes me question how early I can have my husband screened. Is now too soon?

The answer is NO.

How to get that screening
Clinical parameters, such as PSA, will continue to serve as the standard measurement for prostate cancer severity, but they do not measure the true hallmark of cancer—cell proliferation.

Prolaris, a novel genetic test for prostate cancer from Myriad Genetic Laboratories, combines traditional risk factors with a molecular assessment of the aggressiveness of an individual patient’s cancer.  Prolaris provides unique information about a patient’s cancer and can help doctors and patients make the most informed treatment decisions.

Prolaris wants more survivors and better treatment.

Why Prostate Cancer?
1.2 million biopsies a year lead to 240,000 prostate cancer diagnoses and 30,000 deaths. Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related death in the United States. Since women tend to take the dominant role in health care and screening in their homes, we want them to be more educated about Prostate cancer and in turn, to educate their loved ones.

Knowledge is power and we want to spread some around. Sign you and your loved one up for a series of 3 emails that will empower you with what you need to know about prostate cancer.
Each unique email address submitted is considered an entry and eligible to win.
Please, if you're a dad, a brother, a grandparent, a daughter, a sister, or a mother, make sure that special man in your life gets a Prolaris screening.  You don't need to be 50 years old.  It can happen to young men as well.  It is too easy to get that check-up than to watch your loved one leave this world too soon. YOU can help make a difference.

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* Open to U.S. and Canadian Residents. Winner will be notified via email. One winner will receive $2000 ($1000 for the contest entrant and $1000 for the person that they entered). Two $1000 Visa Gift cards will be sent.  Contest ends Friday, May 1st 2015. 

DISCLOSURE:  This post is sponsored by Prolaris and Myriad Genetics via Global Influence.
The purpose of this post is to increase Prostate Cancer education through a series of 3 emails.  The contest entry mechanism featured in the post content is solely focused on collecting email addresses to receive this email series. The emails will not be used for any other purposes and will be kept completely confidential.

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