Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer
Currently over 80% of prostate cancer in Maine men is diagnosed at the earliest possible stage. Those diagnosed in local or regional stage have a NEARLY 100% chance of survival after five years while cases diagnosed at the advanced stage (when the cancer has spread) have only a 33% chance of survival after five years.
The Maine Coalition to Fight Prostate Cancer was established in December 2005 by a group of prostate cancer survivors and their spouses. Members of the Coalition share the desire to raise awareness of prostate cancer and the importance of early detection.
The Coalition works cooperatively with many groups and organizations in Maine and around the country to achieve the common goal of eradicating prostate cancer.