The numbers are kind of staggering. If you’re black or Latino, your risk for prostate cancer is a lot higher.
“Prostate cancer affects men of all walks of life but it affects them differently,” says Dr. Edwin Posadas, Director of Translational Oncology and the Medical Director of the Urologic Oncology Program at Cedars-Sinai. For example, the incidence of prostate cancer in African-American men is 60 percent higher, and they are two to three times more likely to die from the disease.
“Latino men may not develop prostate cancer at the same rate as African-American men,” says Dr. Posadas, “but there are problems that exist within the lifestyle that are accelerating. And although prostate cancer is rarer in Asian men, when they do get it, it tends to be more aggressive.”
Prostate cancer is not an entirely level playing field. It affects different people in different ways. We’ve asked leading doctors to explain how to reduce risk and why screening is so important.
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