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To help raise awareness about prostate cancer and its often devastating effect on the health of many men in America, the U.S. Postal Service issued a commemorative postage stamp. "We believe this stamp will go a long way in helping spread the word among men young and old about how important it is for them to discuss this deadly disease with their healthcare provider," said Dr. Virginia Noelke, professor of history at Angelo State University in San Angelo, Texas, and chair of the Citizens' Stamp Advisory Committee.

Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men (after lung cancer) and, excluding skin cancer, is the most common cancer in American men. Early prostate cancer often does not cause symptoms.

Designed by Michael Cronan of San Francisco, Calif., the Prostate Cancer Awareness stamp design incorporates the male symbol. The words "Prostate Cancer Awareness" are stacked at the top of the vertically formatted stamp, "USA 33" appears turned 90 degrees counterclockwise in the bottom-left corner, and stacked in a box positioned in the bottom-right corner of the design are the words "Annual Checkups and Tests."

While the Postal Service does not endorse any particular testing method, the stamp encourages men who schedule annual physicals or checkups to discuss testing options with their healthcare provider.

For more information on stamps, visit the Postal Service Web site at www.usps.com and click "Stamps." To order stamps or stamp products, go directly to www.stampsonline.com

Technical Details: Issue: Prostate Cancer Awareness; Item Number: 448200; Denomination & Type of Issue: 33-cent Commemorative; Stamps per Pane/Coil: 20; Print Quantity: 78.1 million stamps; Gum Type: Self-adhesive. It was removed from sale September 30, 2001.



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