Understanding Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • What Is Prostate Cancer?
  • General Risk Factors

Why Are Black Men More at Risk?

Doctors aren’t really sure what causes prostate cancer or why Black men are more susceptible to it. But they have hypothesized that diet, genes, environment, obesity, hormones and even low Vitamin D levels all may play a role in this racial health disparity. 

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