Black Men More Susceptible to Prostrate Cancer – Study

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A new study has revealed that black men are twice as likely to be diagnosed with and die of prostate cancer com pared to white men.

The study published in BMC Medicine discovered that in the United Kingdom, a white man’s lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer was approximately 1 in 8, whereas for black men the risk was 1 in 4.

Alison Cooper of Prostate Cancer UK, the lead author of the study said “The study also provides important absolute-risk figures to help black men better understand their risk of developing prostate cancer. These figures can be used for targeted awareness-raising and to help them make an informed decision about whether or not to have a prostate specific antigen test.”

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