One reason black men don’t get screened for prostate cancer is the side effects that come with treatment. Chief among those is erectile dysfunction. Fact is, many men would opt for keeping their erectile function over getting life-saving prostate cancer treatment.
Month: September 2021
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The facts are indisputable: Black men are likelier to contract prostate cancer and die from it more than any other group of American men.
Sure, there are a slew of remedies for erectile dysfunction that will enable men to perform well as they age. You may already have a prescription for the little blue pill. However, if you were ever interested in making lasting substantive changes that were all-natural and required no medication, you have come to the right place.
If you are a black man in your 40s and/or have had other family members who contracted prostate cancer, you are considered in the higher risk category for the disease and a screening is necessary.
For a disease that few men die from, black men are dying the most from low-grade prostate cancer. Not only are they 50 percent more likely to get prostate cancer during their lifetimes, but when found, that cancer is likely to be more advanced. Black men also get screened the least for prostate cancer, and are less likely to get treated for it.