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Fast Facts from the WHA Information Center: September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

September 08, 2017

Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men, after skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, there are more than 2.9 million men in the U.S. who count themselves as prostate cancer survivors.

Data from the WHA Information Center collected in 2016 showed there were 1,536 inpatient stays for prostate cancer in Wisconsin and 40,838 outpatient visits, which included outpatient surgery, emergency room, observation and ancillary services over the same time period.

For more information on prostate cancer, visit: www.cancer.org/cancer/prostatecancer/index.

Data provided by the WHA Information Center (WHAIC). WHAIC is dedicated to collecting, analyzing and disseminating complete, accurate and timely data and reports about charges, utilization, quality and efficiency provided by Wisconsin hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and other health care providers.
 

This story originally appeared in the September 08, 2017 edition of WHA Newsletter