Understanding Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month
  • What Is Prostate Cancer?
  • General Risk Factors
  • Racial Health Disparity Around Prostate Cancer
  • Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Black Men
  • Why Are Black Men More at Risk?
  • The PSA Debate
  • Treatment Options
  • “Wait and See” Approach Is “Bad” for Black Men
  • The Affordable Care Act and Prostate Cancer

What Is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men and occurs when cancerous tumors develop in the prostate. A prostate, which is located in front of the rectum and below the urinary bladder, is a gland that nourishes the sperm cells in semen. 

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