General Introduction

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In North America and Europe, prostate cancer is the most common form of cancer in men. This is also increasingly true of many of the nations of Central and South America, and as life expectancy has been increasing in these nations, prostate cancer will become more common there also in the years to come.

Some Latin American countries already have more knowledge and awareness than others about the risks associated with prostate cancer, and better opportunities for high quality care and support is certainly more accessible in some nations than in others.

Our goal is to make it easier for anyone in Latin America to get a standard minimum amount of information about the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of prostate cancer by taking advantage of the capabilities of the Internet. We also provide links to other web sites where more information may be found.

For every Latin American nation, we intend to develop simple, printable information, in appropriate local languages to the greatest extent possible, that can be downloaded, copied, and distributed as necessary by doctors, nurses, other health workers, and community members who want to spread information about the risks associated with prostate cancer.

We will also (gradually) build relationships with prostate cancer activists and specialists in these nations so as to build networks of people who can help and support each other in the management of this disease.

We are interested in what you think about this site. Please use the Talk Back page to tell us what you think and what else might be helpful.

Prostate Cancer Latin America is an initiative of Prostate Cancer International, Inc.

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