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Unformatted text preview: Prostate Cancer: How Cultural Factors Impact the Health Care of African American Men By nature, fear, pride or the lack of knowledge, African American men do not get annual prostate exams. African American men have on of the highest rates of prostate cancer in the world. Asian men typically have the lowest rate of prostate cancer, which suggests that genetics or environmental influences may affect prostate cancer rates. Often times, because the African American man may feel violated or thinks this exam will compromise his manhood this exam will go undone. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among older American men and is the second leading cause of death in men with lung cancer being number one. For African American men, the odds of being diagnosed with prostate cancer are about sixty percent higher that for Caucasian males and the chance of dying of the disease are two folds higher. Studies have shown that the African American man with a family history of prostate such as a father of brother has a...
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This note was uploaded on 11/29/2011 for the course HEALTH SCI BHS414 taught by Professor Unknown during the Fall '09 term at Trident Technical College.
- Fall '09