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African American Men Might Suffer From Prostate Cancer More Because of A Gene Alteration

African American men get more prostate cancer and more lethal forms of prostate cancer than men of other ethnicities. We  assume that a combination of genetic differences, lifestyle, nutritional and medical access were the reasons for this disparity. Understanding the role of these different possible contributors is important if we are to be able to [...]

A Look Behind the Statistics Showing the Prostate Cancer Disparities Faced by Men of African Origin

Men of African origin are disproportionately affected by prostate cancer. You can read more Malecare's African American men and Prostate Cancer website, Twice As Many  http://twiceasmany.org Three specific statistics tell the story. 1- In the United States, the incidence of prostate cancer is highest among men of African origin. 2- Prostate cancer mortality is highest among [...]

Understanding Some Of The Disparity Issues Surrounding Prostate Cancer

According to Malecare, Prostate Cancer kills Black men as a rate that is 2.4 times that for White men. According to the Men’s Health Foundation Ghana “1 in 5 Ghanaian men will get prostate cancer in their lifetime.”(1) The Prostate Cancer UK also said “1 in 4 black men will get prostate cancer in their [...]

More People Surviving Cancer, But There Remains Groups That Have Not Had A Benefit

The good news is that many more people are surviving years after a cancer diagnosis. According to a new analysis the proportion of people surviving cancer is increasing through out the United States. The analysis showed that for both men and women aged 50 to 64 who were diagnosed between 2005 to 2009 with a [...]

Minorities, Especially Blacks Are More Willing to Spend All for Cancer Care

An AP medical writer, Mike Stobb, wrote an interesting and unusual article about a survey that was conducted asking if people would be willing to spend everything they have on aggressive treatments that might prolong their life. The survey concluded that blacks and other minorities with cancer are more likely than whites to say they [...]

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