Black Men Are More at Risk of Developing Prostate Cancer

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.

MORE: Researchers working on an alternative to biopsies for prostate cancer diagnosis.

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.

MORE: Prostate cancer: It’s not just an old man’s disease. 

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One comment

  1. Finn olsen says:

    Estradiol might be a factor in the development of prostata cancer?
    According to the attached publication,
    testosterone concentrations do not differ notably between black and white men. However, black men have higher estradiol levels.
    There is a similar correlation between the general age-related increase of estradiol in men and the increase of prostata cancer. The opposite applies for testosterone. When testosterone decreases, prostata cancer increases.
    Is there a link between estradiol and prostata cancer and why?
    Looking forward to hearing comments to this view.

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