Hopkins goes blue for prostate cancer awareness
If you think the dome at Johns Hopkins Hospital on North Broadway appears to be glowing blue, it is.
The dome is being lit blue in honor of prostate cancer awareness week, starting at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. It will stay blue until Saturday.
Hospital officials want to draw attention to prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer in American men. An estimated 217,000 men will be diagnosed with the cancer this year. Some 32,000 will die.
Like many other diseases, if it's diagnosed early, it can be cured. So, officials are urging men 50 and older, or 45 for African Americans, to talk to their doctors about whether it's appropriate to be tested.
It is a slow progessing disease, and sometimes no immediate treatment is recommended. But that's between you and your doctor.
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