One risk factor for prostate cancer is being African-American. African-American men are about 75% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than Caucasian men (about 1 in 5.5) and are nearly 2.2 times more likely to die from the disease. It is important to realize though that this does not mean that every African-American man will get prostate cancer or have an aggressive or un-curable prostate cancer.
PCF has put together a guide specifically for African-American men and their families, called Additional Facts for African-American Men and Their Families.
Additional Facts for African-American Men and Their Families provides special facts and guidance regarding African-American men and prostate cancer. The guide includes personal thoughts from Charlie Wilson, D.L. Hughley and Snoop Dogg. (8 pages). Go here to get your free copy. If you need more than one copy, please send an email to [email protected] with the number requested and your mailing address.