September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. According to the The American Cancer Society, about 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime. Prostate Cancer is the leading cause of death in men in the United States, second only to lung cancer as the most common cancer. Prostate Cancer is one the biggest challenges urologists face. 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.
Early detection is key.
Recommended age of 55 to 69 for the average man.
First-degree male relative or African American males start earlier.
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