Why Is Prostate Cancer More Prevalent in African-American Men?

The risk of prostate cancer among African-American men is about 35 percent higher than the risk for Caucasian men. Additionally, African-American men who are diagnosed with prostate cancer have a two-fold higher mortality rate. Researchers are still trying to identify the reason behind these alarming statistics. It is thought that perhaps the difference might lie in a man’s diet, stress level, or testosterone level.

You can hear more about prostate cancer among African-American men by watching this video. You’ll hear the story of a prostate cancer survivor, Winston, who lost his brother and father to the disease and then was diagnosed himself. Winston works as a tireless advocate to raise awareness about the importance of prostate cancer screenings.

The caring physicians at West Hills Hospital provide a comprehensive range of preventive healthcare services at our community hospital, including prostate cancer screenings. Men throughout the West Hills area can reach the Consult-A-Nurse referral line for our hospital at (818) 676-4000.

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