According to this Prostate Cancer UK video, released as part of its Stronger Knowing More campaign, one in four black men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime and one in 12 will die from the disease. This number is twice as high compared to white men. Understanding your risk of developing prostate cancer will help you to make informed choices about when to begin prostate cancer screening.
The risk for prostate cancer increases as a man ages, but black men are more likely to develop the disease at an earlier age. Because of this risk, U.K. health authorities recommend that black men begin annual PSA tests at the age of 45. As well as ethnicity, having a history of prostate cancer in your immediate family will also increase your risk of contracting the disease.
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