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Tell Your Dad
Armune BioScience Encourages Daughters to Tell Their Fathers about the Importance of Early Detection
Men need to be reminded about the importance of early detection to treat serious diseases. Dads often get labeled as poor listeners at home. However, fathers will almost always listen to their daughters.
So, Step-up! Daughters, it is time to Tell Your Dad three important things for his health.
1. Tell Your Dad about His Risk for Prostate Cancer1
- Prostate cancer is the #1 non-skin cancer among men.
- In 2015, the estimates for prostate cancer in the United States were:
- About 220,800 new cases of prostate cancer
- About 27,540 deaths from prostate cancer
- About 1-man-in-7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
- African-American men are more than twice as likely to die of prostate cancer as white men.
- Tell your dad to talk with his physician about his risk for prostate cancer and determine if screening for prostate cancer is appropriate for him.
2. Tell Your Dad about APIFINY®
- APIFINY is a cancer-specific blood test that measures specific biological markers known to be associated with an immune system response to prostate cancer.
- APIFINY is the only cancer-specific, non-PSA blood test available in the world that may aid clinicians in the assessment of risk for the presence of prostate cancer.
3. Tell Your Dad to Ask His Physician if APIFINY is Right for Him
- Shared decision making2 between your dad and his clinician is an important part of his overall healthcare.
- If your dad has an elevated PSA and is considering a prostate biopsy, APIFINY may help him and his clinician decide if a biopsy is the most appropriate next step in his care.
- Make sure your dad is prepared to have a productive discussion with his physician about his risk for prostate cancer.
Does your dad know his APIFINY Score?
Help him understand how to find out what it is and what to expect. For help, please call our Toll-Free Helpline at 1 (844) 427-6863 or download the Tell Your Dad Brochure below.
1. Available at: cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer
2. Available at: auanet.org/education/guidelines/prostate-cancer-detection