Caucasian Men Are Less Likely To Suffer From Prostate Cancer

by Shirley Johanna on  July 31, 2015 at 8:02 PM Cancer News
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Black men are twice as likely to suffer from prostate cancer than compared to white counterparts.
Caucasian Men Are Less Likely To Suffer From Prostate Cancer
Caucasian Men Are Less Likely To Suffer From Prostate Cancer

The researchers said that it could help individuals better understand their risk of developing prostate cancer and help them make an informed decision about whether or not to have a prostate specific antigen test.

The study looked at both the lifetime risk of being diagnosed as well as dying from the disease for every major ethnic group.

According to the research, the estimated lifetime risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is approximately 29.3 percent for black men, 13.3 percent for white men and 7.9 percent for Asian men.

However, the research did not reveal why there is an increased risk of prostate cancer in black men.

The study is published in the journal BMC Medicine.

Source: ANI

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