New Yorker’s, Fighting Prostate Cancer.

You are not alone.

You are probably not going to die from prostate cancer anytime soon.  Even though there is no clear consensus on how to diagnose or treat prostate cancer, there are choices that you can make to make your life long and full and happy.  That is why the New York State Prostate Cancer Coalition is here. We know that most men diagnosed with prostate cancer will not die from prostate cancer.   We want you to be one of those men.

We are a state wide non profit organization, composed of prostate cancer survivors and their family and friends, doctors, social workers and other stakeholders who came together in 1999, with the recommendation of the New York State Department of Health, to focus on coordination of:

  1. prostate cancer screening
  2. research funding
  3. education and awareness about patients’ treatment choices
  4. efforts to improve patients’ access to clinical trials

Our current activities are:

  • Educating men in New York State regarding screening and treatment options for prostate cancer.
  • Providing a resource for men with prostate cancer, their caregivers and their families.
  • Encouraging participation in prostate cancer research and clinical trials.
  • Educating state government and policy makers about prostate cancer.

African American men & Prostate Cancer

African American men have the highest prostate cancer incidence and mortality rates in New York State. Black men are one and a half times more likely to get prostate cancer and almost twice as likely to die from the disease than white men. We don't know why. If you are an African American man, you should educate your self and the men around you about Prostate Cancer, using support groups and the websites linked on the left.

Gay and Bisexual Men and Trans W2M & Prostate Cancer

Gay and Bisexual Men and Trans WtoM (GBT) have unique physical, psychological and social needs around prostate cancer. Few doctors and hospitals adequately address these needs. New York State is proud to be first in the nation to host support groups for GBT people diagnosed with prostate cancer. For more information, contact