RACE AND PROSTATE CANCER

African American men are at an increased risk of prostate cancer

Get the facts, trends, and learn what you can do about it

African American facts

  • Most commonly diagnosed cancer
    • 1 in 6 will develop APC
  • Second leading cause of cancer death
  • Highest death rate among all racial and ethnic groups in the US

Rate of new prostate cancer cases

is highest among African Americans every year

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Rate of new prostate cancer cases

is highest among African Americans every year

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What can you do?

Know your risk

Besides race, age, and family history of the disease are well-established risk factors

If your father or brother had prostate cancer, you are 2-3x more likely to be diagnosed than someone without a family history

Get screened

Routine screening with a digital rectal exam or prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test should begin by age 45 or sooner based on your risk level

Know your risk

Quitting smoking, maintaining a healthy weight, having a well-balanced diet, and exercising regularly will support overall health and well-being

Before making changes to your diet or beginning an exercise program, be sure to talk to your doctor.

Have A Voice

Every month is an opportunity for you to connect with your treatment team

Make monthly visits matter by getting involved in your treatment plan.

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