Nocturia – the frequent need to pee at night – is among the most common symptoms of an enlarged prostate (BPH). Learn why it happens and what you can do to help.
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All Americans should be given equal opportunities to pursue their best lives, and that includes being cancer-free. For many African-America men, we still have ground to cover.
As we observe National Minority Cancer Awareness week, we are reminded that African-American men are still 76% more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than white men, and they are 2.2 times more likely to die from it. (Prostate Cancer Foundation)
Some important prostate cancer facts:
Whether or not genetics contribute to prostate cancer in African-American men is being explored. The National Institutes of Health and the Prostate Cancer Foundation in July 2018 launched a $26.5 million study to research the biological and non-biological factors.
Environmental conditions, such as socioeconomic status, do contribute, according to ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer, a nonprofit dedicated to raising awareness of the disease. According to ZERO, African-American men also may be less aware of the PSA screening option.
These cancer-prevention tips could help all men, regardless of race:
To learn more about prostate cancer, prevention and PSA screening options, visit our web page dedicated to the disease here.
To take a quiz to determine risks, visit the Prostate Cancer Foundation’s National Minority Health Month page.
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