Understanding Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • What Is Prostate Cancer?

Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Black Men

Part of the reason why mortality rates among Black men is higher is due to late testing and inequality in health care. But another reason is that prostate cancer in Black men tends to be more aggressive. When Black men are diagnosed with prostate cancer it’s more likely to be in an advanced stage.

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