Letter: Prostate cancer should get same attention as breast cancer

Published October 25, 2013 1:01 am

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The Tribune has done a great job covering Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a pink supplement of several pages one day and some feature articles.

I wonder why the same coverage isn't done for prostate cancer during September which is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month? There are more new cases of prostate cancer each year than of breast cancer and Utah has one of the highest incidence rate in the U.S. So I would think the Tribune would devote some coverage to this disease, which claims nearly 30,000 men each year.

Kermit Heid

Salt Lake City