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ZERO Prostate Cancer Veterans

There’s a new chapter for Veterans in the fight against prostate cancer. Veterans Prostate Cancer Awareness (VPCa) and ZERO have joined forces to recognize Veterans as a high-risk population for the disease. Watch this video to learn more about this partnership that will address the critical needs of Veterans who are facing prostate cancer.

ZERO Announces Partnership with VPCa

Breaking News: ZERO is joining forces with Veterans the Prostate Cancer Awareness group to fight prostate cancer in the veteran community.@DrNealDunnFL2 @RachelBadovinacRamoni UroGPO

Posted by ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer on Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Veterans are a high-risk population for prostate cancer, with an incidence rate that is twice that of the general population. ZERO and VPCa are united in the effort to bring the Veteran community the resources, tools, and education needed to fight and prevent the disease.

Through this partnership, ZERO and VPCa will work together to achieve three key goals:

      • Create a standardized clinical pathway for prostate cancer care within the VHA System
      • Provide prostate cancer educational materials and research support for Veterans, physicians, and active-duty military
      • Support the care and funding of Veterans through legislative efforts

An Urgent Need

There are some alarming numbers related to Veterans and prostate cancer that require immediate action as well as long-term planning to ensure that Veterans get the support they need.

    • Nearly 489,000 prostate cancer patients are in the VA health system. 16,000 of these patients have metastatic prostate cancer.
    • 9 million Veterans receive healthcare from the Veterans Health Administration (VHA).
    • Prostate cancer rates in the military were twice those in the general population.
    • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis among U.S. Veterans.
    • The burden of prostate cancer among Veterans is substantial with over 200,000 survivors and 12,000 new diagnoses annually.
    • 1 in 9 American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during their lifetime. For Veterans, that risk increases to 1 in 5.

Download an infographic to share this alarming data with others.

For patients and their families

Visit this page for information on the link between Veterans and Prostate Cancer, or to learn about ZERO’s patient programs and resources.

Request a virtual prostate cancer awareness toolkit here, or download and share this infographic.

Get Involved:
Sign up for advocacy alerts so you can be informed of the latest updates and breakthroughs on Capitol Hill. Learn more about the 2020 ZERO Prostate Cancer Summit or sign up for a Virtual Run/Walk to connect with other Veterans.

Make a one-time donation or consider becoming a partner with ZERO by setting up a recurring donation.

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ZERO is thrilled to be partnering with VPCa, which was founded by Navy Veteran and prostate cancer patient, Mike Crosby, to promote prostate cancer awareness among active-duty military members and Veterans.



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Thanks to the following sponsors who believe in this important effort: