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Black Men More Apt To Get Prostate Cancer

September 17, 2012 by  

BETHESDA, Md., (UPI) –  Prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer of U.S. men, but African-American men are more likely to get prostate cancer, researchers say.

Researchers at the National Cancer Institute said for reasons still unknown, African-American men are more likely to get prostate cancer than other men and they are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer as other men.

“The goal of cancer screening is to decrease the risk of dying of the target cancer by picking it up at a sufficiently early stage,” the National Cancer Institute said in a statement. “But, there is controversy about whether the benefits of prostate cancer screening outweigh the harms.”

“Some men will die of prostate cancer even if their cancer is found early and in addition to finding prostate cancer early, screening can also find prostate cancers that never would have caused harm in a man’s lifetime. In either case, screening does not bring benefits,” the researchers said.

Men wanting to know more about prostate cancer screening, especially if a close male relative, such as their father or brother, had the disease should ask their doctor questions such as:

– What are my chances of dying of prostate cancer if I am screened, versus if I am not screened?

– If a test indicates that I may have prostate cancer, what are the next steps?

– If I do have prostate cancer, what are my options for treatment?

– What are the potential benefits and harms associated with each type of treatment?

– Is active surveillance — waiting and watching a prostate cancer that might not grow — an option for me if screening shows that I have prostate cancer?

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  • CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    I AM NOT A MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL. THIS IS SOLELY MY OPINION.

    NEGRO MALES DO EVERYTHING WITH, “GUSTO:”

    I). Smoke and drink “hard-”/”straight-from-the-bottle” liquor;
    II). Eat salty and greasy soul food;
    III). Wear boxer shorts, instead of, briefs for additional comfort;
    IV). Play aggressive sports – like, basketball and football – without the aid of a “sports-cup;” AND,
    V). Engage in aggressive-sexual activity [coitus] with a force which is similar to drilling a hole through concrete. In addition, flaccidity in penises seem to not be “full” due to darker skin’s reaction to temperature variations. Prolonged blood flow can not be a “good thing.”

    I BELIEVE THE REASON WHY NEGRO MALES HAVE TO FREQUENTLY URINATE BY AGE THIRTY-FIVE, AND CONTRACT PROSTATE CANCER AT AN EARLY AGE IS BECAUSE OF THESE BEHAVIORS.

  • http://sandeepsabir.wordpress.com sandeepsabir

    Thanks for posting this. Today I watched 1974 documentary film by G. Edward Griffin about cancer titled ‘World Without Cancer’. I suggest you to watch this if you didn’t watch yet.

    http://www.thegreatplanet.com/world-without-cancer-documentary-film/

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