September 2, 2015
WASHINGTON - Men’s Health Network launched a new website in celebration of Prostate Health Month this September. The website www.prostatehealthguide.com will serve as the go-to resource for men wanting to learn more about prostate cancer, benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), and prostatitis. This interactive site also has special sections for Prostate Health Month, Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, and a section For Women who want to learn more about supporting a male loved one suffering from a prostate-related disease.
"We are excited to launch the Prostate Health Guide this September during Prostate Health Month," said Brandon Leonard, Director of Strategic Initiatives at Men's Health Network. "We believe this will be a valuable tool for men and their loved ones who want to learn more about prostate health issues, and can help start important discussions between men and their health care providers."
The Prostate Health Guide will be the first point of information for many men as they learn about prostate health issues. Users can easily navigate in-depth sections on risk factors, diagnosis, treatment, and more for each of the prostate conditions represented on the site. Since prostate health is a sensitive issue for many men, the site will allow initial research to be conducted privately in preparation for a visit with their healthcare provider.
Even though prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among men, men and women alike remain poorly informed about this important disease,” said Jean J. E. Bonhomme, MD, MPH, member of MHN Board of Directors and National Black Men’s Health Network founder. “African American men and men with a family history are at exceptionally high risk. Caught early, prostate cancer often can be managed and successfully treated, For this reason, this new online resource providing education and advice is a welcome and long overdue advance for men and those who care about them.”
The Prostate Cancer Awareness Month page features links to many of the organizations involved in prostate cancer awareness in the USA and other countries, and also offers valuable tools for those interested in promoting prostate health awareness. Advocacy and education tools include a comprehensive Prostate Health Month Digital Media Toolkit and the HealthZone event planning toolkit.
The Prostate Health Guide was developed with support from Augmenix, Genomic Health, and Bayer.
Men's Health Network (MHN) is a national non-profit organization whose mission is to reach men, boys, and their families where they live, work, play, and pray with health awareness messages and tools, screening programs, educational materials, advocacy opportunities, and patient navigation. MHN is the promoter of Men’s Health Month and Men’s Health Week in June. Learn more about MHN at www.menshealthnetwork.org and follow us on Twitter @MensHlthNetwork and Facebook at www.facebook.com/menshealthnetwork.