Understanding Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • Racial Health Disparity Around Prostate Cancer
  • Aggressive Prostate Cancer and Black Men

“Wait and See” Approach Is “Bad” for Black Men

For men with early stages of prostate cancer, some doctors use the “wait and see” approach instead of surgery and treatment. But a 2013 study found that this approach translated into more Black men developing aggressive forms of the disease down the road. 

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