Prostate Health Awareness Quiz & Pledge Form

Men’s health is once again the focus of BJC Help for Your Health during January. Employees across BJC who commit to prostate health will be eligible for a drawing to win two St. Louis Blues tickets to the April 2 game vs. the Washington Capitals at Scottrade Center.

To be eligible for the drawing, complete the quiz, e-sign the form below and submit by Feb. 1, 2018. Only one entry per employee will be eligible.

Winners will be announced in BJC TODAY and on BJCnet.

Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in American women.

 

True - Of the most common cancers in American women, breast cancer is second only to skin cancers. Currently, the average risk of a U.S. woman developing breast cancer sometime in her life is about 12 percent.

More than 250,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year.

 

True - According to the American Cancer Society, about 268,670 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in the United States in 2018.

Breast cancer can be prevented.

 

False - There is no sure way to prevent breast cancer. But there are things all women can do that might reduce their risk and help increase the odds that if cancer does occur, it will be found at an early, more treatable stage.

Having dense breast tissue has no effect on the risk of breast cancer.

 

False - Breasts are made up of fatty tissue, fibrous tissue and glandular tissue. A woman is said to have dense breasts (on a mammogram) when she has more glandular and fibrous tissue and less fatty tissue. Women with dense breasts on mammogram have a risk of breast cancer that’s about 1.5 to 2 times that of women with average breast density. Unfortunately, dense breast tissue can also make it harder to see cancers on mammograms.

Performing a breast self-exam every month eliminates the need for an annual mammogram.

 

False - Knowing how your breasts normally look and feel is an important part of breast health, and finding breast cancer as early as possible gives you a better chance of successful treatment. But knowing what to look for — and reporting any changes to a health care provider right away — doesn't take the place of having regular mammograms and other screening tests. Screening tests can help find breast cancer in its early stages, before any symptoms appear.


By entering my name below, I certify:

I will talk with my physician about what is right for me and make an informed decision with my physician about whether I should be tested for prostate cancer in 2018.

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I pledge to encourage my spouse, family member, friend or co-worker to talk to his physician about whether to have a prostate exam during 2018.

Pledge Form