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National Campaign Shows Veterans Why "It's Worth the Fight" Against Advanced Prostate Cancer
Date:11/11/2011

BRIDGEWATER, N.J., Nov. 11, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This Veterans Day, November 11, 2011, marks the national launch of an educational campaign designed to show veterans that "It's Worth the Fight" against advanced prostate cancer. The campaign was created by Sanofi US in collaboration with Men's Health Network (MHN), Women Against Prostate Cancer (WAPC), and the Veterans Health Council (VHC).

"Men's Health Network is focused on men's health issues, which is why we were excited to work on this campaign about advanced prostate cancer with Sanofi, WAPC and VHC," said Scott Williams, vice president of MHN.  "Prostate cancer – and particularly advanced prostate cancer – is of special importance to Vietnam veterans because of their age and possible exposure to Agent Orange. This campaign urges them to summon the same resolve they used in the service of this country to find the support and treatments they need because their health is truly worth the fight. While our focus is on veterans, this message should resonate with all men facing this disease."

"It's Worth the Fight" began with an educational event for veterans and their families at the Washington DC VA Medical Center. The event was recorded and may now be viewed by veterans across the U.S. through a webcast released in conjunction with Veterans Day. The webcast is accessible via the websites of MHN (http://www.menshealthnetwork.org/), WAPC (http://www.womenagainstprostatecancer.org/), and the VHC (http://www.veteranshealth.org/) alongside a Self-Assessment and Discussion Guide designed to help men monitor and talk to their healthcare team about their prostate health, their overall health, and their treatment options.

Featuring presentations by a medical expert as well as representatives of MHN, WAPC, and VHC, the "It
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