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ABNF J. 2008 Summer;19(3):92-5.

Black men are dying from prostate cancer.

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Prev-Med Health Screening, Miramar, FL 33025, USA.


Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in the United States, accounting for 33% of all cancer cases among men (American Cancer Society, 2004). In the United States the number of new cases of prostate cancer was estimated at 230,110 and 29,900 will die (American Cancer Society, 2004). It is anticipated that these numbers will continue to grow despite effective treatment regiments. Black men (African-American) are 2.5 times more likely to die of prostate cancer than White men (Peters, 2005). Recent studies suggest genetics, diet, knowledge, and socioeconomic status as contributory factors, however, there appears to be more to it.

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