The odds aren’t in our favor.
One in five Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Black men are 69% more likely than White men to develop prostate cancer and twice as likely to die from the disease. Current tests often miss the more aggressive types of prostate cancer found in Black men. Research has also shown that social inequality, such as quality of health care, lead to higher rates of prostate cancer death among Black men.
A healthy, active lifestyle and regular screenings after age 40 can help prevent prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer Foundation – The Prostate Cancer Foundation Launches ‘Black Men: Know Your Risk’ Campaign and Teams Up with Atlanta Hawks for ‘Black History Month Assist Challenge’ to Raise Awareness and Funds for Prostate Cancer Research
Zero Prostate Cancer – Black/African Americans and Prostate Cancer