Virginia Legislative Black Caucus 2019

Black Men Are Diagnosed with Prostate Cancer at Twice the Rate of White Men THIS YEAR: • Prostate Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer related deaths among men in the U.S. • 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer • 29,480 deaths from prostate cancer African American Men: • Are diagnosed with prostate cancer at a rate 60% higher than white males • Are two times more likely to die from prostate cancer than white men. • Know Your Family History • Exercise 3x/week; eat a diet high in ber, fruit, veggies, low in fried food, red meat and processed foods; watch the scale (as recommended by the American Cancer Society). • Get annual prostate cancer screenings starting at age 40 (35 if there’s a family history of prostate cancer) • PSA testing should be done not on its own but should include at minimum a Digital Rectal Exam (DRE) • Don’t just get the test but know your stats, know your PSA numbers for the past three tests and discuss changes in your prostate and urinary ow with your physician. • Prostate cancer diagnosis must be separated from treatment. Men diagnosed with prostate cancer should discuss all available treatment options with their doctor. We can help you: 1. Understand your PSA 2. Assist You In Obtaining a PSA/ Prostate Cancer Screening “Proton therapy helped me maintain my active lifestyle.” Donald Sherard, Prostate Cancer Survivor, Chesapeake, Va. WHAT YOU CAN DO TO LOWER YOUR RISK: Call the Hampton University Proton Therapy Institute today. 757.251.6800