Understanding Prostate Cancer: What You Need to Know

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  • 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
  • Racial Health Disparity Around Prostate Cancer

The PSA Debate

While most experts recommended that African-American men 40 and older should receive a P.S.A. test — the most common test for prostate cancer — in 2011, the United States Preventative Services Task Force claimed that the test does not predict cancer. They also believe that the P.S.A. test often leads to additional tests and treatments that needlessly cause pain and impotence in healthy men. 

(Photo: The Washington Times/Landov)

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