Understanding Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • September Is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Racial Health Disparity Around Prostate Cancer

While prostate cancer happens to all men regardless of race and ethnicity, Black men have higher rates of prostate cancer and are twice as likely to die from the disease than white men. Between 2003 to 2007, mortality rates were 22.8 cases per 100,000 white men, and 54.2 cases per 100,000 African-American men, writes the Wexner Medical Center.

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