National Minority Health Month calls attention to the health disparities that persist among racial and ethnic minority populations and the ways in which we can all help advance health equity.

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This April, PCF and actor Harry Lennix (The Blacklist) are urging men to know their risks for prostate cancer.

 

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There are currently more than 3 million men in the U.S. battling prostate cancer, and 1 in 8 men will be diagnosed in their lifetime. However, there are significant racial disparities in the impact of the disease, particularly for Black men. For Black men, 1 in 6 will develop prostate cancer and are more than twice as likely to die from the disease. Among Hispanic men, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer.

The good news is not every man will get prostate cancer, and if detected early, the disease is very treatable.

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Screening and Family Risk

Get screened Prostate cancer screening starts with a simple blood test, called a PSA test. PSA stands for prostate specific antigen. When should you be screened? It depends on a few risk factors. Start to talk with your doctor about prostate cancer screening when you are ...

Genetic Testing for Prostate Cancer

Thanks to research funded by the Prostate Cancer Foundation, we now know that some prostate cancers are caused by changes in your genes. 5%-10% of all cancers are hereditary, meaning that certain cancer-causing gene changes are passed down from mothers and fathers to sons and ...

Rewriting the Story for Black Men, Part 1:

If you are of African descent, you are at higher risk of getting prostate cancer.  However, says PCF-funded physician-scientist Kosj Yamoah, M.D., Ph.D., radiation oncologist and cancer epidemiologist at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida, this news should not make you feel defeated.  Instead, use this ...

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Exercise is the Turbo Boost to a Healthy Prostate

In Part 3 of this 4-part series, Janet Farrar Worthington talks with PCF-funded epidemiologist June Chan about what a healthy heart has to do with preventing or slowing down prostate cancer. Exercise is the Turbo Boost to a Healthy Prostate  In the fight against prostate cancer, ...

Top 10 Things to Know: Lifestyle Factors and Chronic Disease

Sometimes, you don’t have time to read long emails, and you just want the bullet points about what’s really important. Here’s a list of 10 important things you can do to decrease your risk of chronic diseases like cancer, obesity, heart disease, and diabetes. Adopt an ...

Actor Harry Lennix, National Black Church Initiative, And Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. Partner With The Prostate Cancer Foundation To Raise Awareness Of Health Care Disparities

LOS ANGELES, Calif., – March 30, 2022 – The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) has joined forces with actor Harry Lennix and prominent national community organizations to increase awareness about prostate cancer among Black men during National Minority Health Month (NMHM) in April. Through social media outreach, ...

Harry Lennix Disparities virtual event

PCF Virtual Event: Disparities in Prostate Cancer

Did you know that 1 in 6 Black men are likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and more than 2x as likely to die from it? Hispanic men are less likely to receive PSA screening ...

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La guía más reciente de la Fundación contra el Cáncer de Próstata es para pacientes que prefieren leer en español. Se basa en nuestra guía completa para pacientes con cáncer de próstata, compilada con las contribuciones ...

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Prostate Cancer Patient Guide

PCF's Prostate Cancer Patient Guide is compiled with the contributions of top-tier doctors and researchers in prostate cancer, and is a must-have resource for patients and families. It focuses all of the information available about contemporary ...

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“Men, especially Black men must be on high alert for prostate cancer. It disproportionately affects Black men who are about 75 percent more likely to develop the disease than white men and are more than twice as likely to die from it,” says celebrity ambassador Harry Lennix. “That is why it is important for Black men to be informed and proactive about their health, such as taking proper preventative lifestyle measures and receiving regular screenings. Taking those small, impactful steps can help save lives.”

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