prostate cancer

via BlackDoctor: Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of death in American men and the most commonly diagnosed cancer in black men. All men are at risk for prostate cancer, but black men get prostate cancer at a younger age, tend to have a more severe type of prostate cancer, and are more than […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: WHAT IS PROSTATE CANCER? Prostate cancer starts in the cells of the prostate gland. The prostate is a sex gland in men that sits just below the bladder. It’s about the size of a walnut. It wraps around the tube called the urethra, which carries urine out of the bladder to exit the […]

via BlackDoctor: Prostate cancer can be a scary and uncomfortable topic to talk about as it is the most common form of cancer found in men. African American men have the highest risk of developing prostate cancer with as many as 1 in 4 men diagnosed with the disease. Not only are African American men more […]

via BlackAmericaWeb: September is Prostate Awareness Month. Prostate cancer can be a killer if not caught early. An NFL veteran and a doctor have teamed up to help raise awareness about the very real threat of this disease and how easy it is to get screened for and treat it, if necessary. WHO SHOULD BE […]

Once prostate cancer spreads to other parts of the body, including the bones and lymph nodes, it becomes incurable. But advanced prostate cancer doesn’t necessarily mean a death sentence. The disease can be kept under control for years at a time with the proper management of symptoms, according to Prostate Cancer UK. This type of […]

In 2008, a few days after a routine physical, R&B crooner Charlie Wilson received news that changed his life forever. He had prostate cancer.  Wilson, who’s given us sweet, soulful music for over 40 years, first with the iconic funk trio the Gap Band, and then as a chart-topping solo artist, was understandably devastated. But […]

Getting men to see their doctor is only half the battle. To win the war, men must also communicate and cope with their doctor’s findings, whether they are favorable or not. Of course, this is easier said than done. In a culture that conditions men to take pain and “man up” it can be difficult […]

Vigorous exercise, a healthy diet and not smoking may dramatically reduce a man’s risk for aggressive prostate cancer, new research suggests. Nearly half of lethal prostate cancer cases in the United States would be prevented if men over 60 followed five or more healthy habits, lead author Stacey Kenfield, an assistant professor in the urology […]

Getting men to see their doctor is only half the battle. To win the war, men must also communicate and cope with their doctor’s findings, whether they are favorable or not. Of course, this is easier said than done. In a culture that conditions men to take pain and “man up” it can be difficult […]

Quality of life can deteriorate for men due to the effects of prostate cancer and its treatment. But a new study shows that engaging in a regular walking regimen can improve well-being. The finding didn’t come as a surprise to one expert. “I am a big believer in exercise for overall wellness, and as this […]

Blacks have a higher risk of developing prostate cancer than whites, and for obese black men, their risk can quadruple as their weight goes up, a new study indicates. The findings from this large study should lead to a redoubling of efforts to encourage obesity prevention among black men, said study lead author Wendy Barrington, […]

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men and African American men have the highest rate of prostate cancer in the world, with incidence rates and mortality rates twice that of Caucasian men. Genetics “Why do African American men have a higher incidence of prostate cancer?” Some have proposed that it may be […]