VIDEOS RELATED TO BLACK/AFRICAN AMERICAN MEN'S HEALTH
African American Men's Health Symposium coming to Norfolk
VIP Reception for the 2nd Annual African American Men's Health & Empowerment Summit
Another View African American Men's Health Prostate Cancer
- a critically acclaimed international campaign developed to increase awareness of prostate cancer, is asking for your help in promoting better health for men during the final week of the 2012 campaign. -
Husband, father, son or friend – someone you know in your lifetime will get prostate cancer. In fact, African American men are at a significantly higher risk of developing prostate cancer than white men. Among black men, 19 percent — nearly one in five — will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and five percent of those will die from this disease. Prostate cancer is the fourth most common reason overall for death in African-American men.
Blue September (www.blueseptember.org),
a critically acclaimed international campaign developed to increase awareness of prostate cancer, is asking for your help in promoting better health for men during the final week of the 2012 campaign. The campaign encourages early detection and support of those being diagnosed and treated for the disease. Many men are afraid of the examination and testing which lead to late diagnosis and treatment.
Funny man, Donald Faison, from the comedy series Scrubs, put his popularity to good use by supporting the campaign. Faison said, “I will be affected in some way in my life by prostate cancer, whether it is me, a brother, or a friend – it is bound to happen. Everyone around the age of 40 should have a conversation with their doctor about their prostate and get it checked…"
The good news is that many deaths from prostate cancer can be prevented by early detection. Here are some things men can do during the month to support Blue September:
Eat right (including walnuts) and exercise.
Know your family history and share it with family members.
Do your research; be an active member on your healthcare team.
If you are over 40 years-old, find a physician you trust and talk to them about developing a proactive prostate care plan.
Talk to your peers and friends; make prostate cancer something to talk about.
If you are given a diagnosis of prostate cancer, do not panic—detected early, it is highly treatable. Even in cases of advanced disease, there are more effective treatment options than ever before.
Joining the California Blue September team as sponsors this year are California Walnuts, Varian Medical Systems, 91X Radio and Men’s Health magazine.For more information or to participate in a Blue September event, visit www.blueSeptember.org. Follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/USABlueSeptember
and on twitter @BlueSeptemberUS.
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