Prostate Cancer In Black Men: What We Need To Know

African American man smiling with arms foldedBlack men are more likely to develop and die from prostate cancer than any other ethnic group. Scientists don’t know the exact cause, but it’s believed to be derived from a number of factors. This fatal disease is the most common cancer next to skin cancer amongst men in the United States.  According to the American Cancer Society, 6 out of 10 men ages 65 and older are diagnosed with prostate cancer. And nearly one in four Black men aged 45 and above are diagnosed with the disease, so something needs to be done.