WCJB TV 20 News: Overcoming Prostate Cancer

Li Ming SuAccording to the The American Cancer Society, about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with the prostate cancer in their lifetime.  African american men are twice as likely to get the aggressive form of prostate cancer, and twice as likely to die from the disease than any other ethnic group.

“Not all prostate cancers are cancer killers, and I think we need to recognize that some can be watched safely. But we do want to make sure that we’re not missing those cancers that are a wolf in sheep’s clothing,” said Dr. Li-Ming Su with UF Health/Department of Urology.

Early detection is key.  “We recommend starting at age 55 to 69 for the average man. Now if you have a first degree male relative, you start earlier, or if you’re African American race. Early detection equates providing more options for treatment,” said Dr. Su.

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