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Prostate Cancer Discriminates: Understanding the Unique and Urgent Needs of Black Men

By Thomas Farrington
OP-ED: Farrington is the founder and president of the Prostate Health Education Network.

September 19, 2012 -- As a 12-year prostate cancer survivor who lost my father and both grandfathers to this disease, I have made it my personal mission to A patient receives radiation treatments for prostate cancer at Chesapeake Urology in Owings Mills, Md. (Michael Temchine - For The Washington Post) increase awareness and understanding of this insidious disease among the African American community. Like most men, I was totally uninformed and unprepared for what I was about to face when I received my diagnosis.

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