Part of the answer lies in the “everybody knows” body of knowledge. Everybody knows that prostate cancer is neither as prevalent nor as deadly as breast cancer, right? Furthermore, those who have prostate cancer will likely die from something else before they die of prostate cancer. Well, according to the latest figures I have seen from the American Cancer Society, the incidence rate per 100,000 people is 135.2 for breast cancer but is 172.3 for prostate cancer. That’s about 27.5% higher for prostate cancer. Oops! Furthermore, the death rate per 100,000 people is 27 for breast cancer, but is 32 per 100,000 for prostate cancer. That’s about 18.5% higher. Double oops! How about one more statistic? The last estimate that I have seen shows that among new cancer cases (excluding non-melanoma cell skin cancers), prostate cancer is projected to be the most common cancer in the country - outstripping both breast cancer and lung and bronchial cancer. Is there such as thing as triple oops?
Prostate cancer is the only cancer that doctors not only debate how to treat - sometimes leaving the decision to the patient - but are also are in disagreement about whether to treat it at all even though it kills at a higher rate than breast cancer. One reason is that cancer specialists admit they don’t understand what causes prostate cancer. Sounds like a good candidate for research, right? Well, according to the last figures I have seen, government spending on breast cancer research is 180% of that for prostate cancer. As for clinical trials involving newer ways to defeat the cancers, the number of those involving breast cancer patients is four times that of prostate cancer victims. Kinda makes a guy wonder, doesn’t it?
The outright refusal of many feminists to acknowledge that men are shortchanged in society has one consequence that is nothing if not mean-spirited, possibly even evil. namely, constant haranguing for "women's health" has made research on men's health anathema in research communities. There is no funding, no political will, and no publicity of this state of affairs.
Prostate Cancer is just one of hundreds of health issues men have that are being deliberately ignored in the name of "Diversity" and "Equality", which is Orwellian Double-Speak for "Punish the Menz, especially the white ones, for the insecurities of neurotic women".
Our political leaders have left us to die on the vine (but hopefully not until the last dollar can be extracted), and as such deserve no less than our utter contempt and antipathy. Universities and research bodies across the nation have betrayed men, sacrificing them to the altar of Political Correctness. Our medical Establishment has woefully underserved men, and continues to do so to this day.
This is a DIRECT result of a Propaganda campaign designed to remove any social consideration of men as human beings. You can always tell the where the next attack on men is coming from...just look at the "awareness campaigns" on the feminist horizon. PHMT, "only men can stop rape"....ever notice how no matter WHAT the issue is, it's ALWAYS the fault of men (The Patriarchy(tm)), and women NEVER have a role except in the positive?
Woman=Good, Man=Bad.......sorta the same as Aryan=Good, Jew=Bad.