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Why Prostate Cancer Happens More To Black Men, And How To Correct

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Black History Month brings a focus to more than just history. There are many realms of the Black American experience that need attention, health care among them.

The founders of the Prostate Cancer Coalition in St. Louis point out the higher rates of prostate cancer among Black men, and propose some work to change those numbers for the better.

Dr. Arnold Bullock and Dr. Lannis Hall talk to us about the situation and the ways to put some equity into the system.

The big advice: get a PSA blood test after age 45, especially if you have a family history of prostate cancer.

Get more information and ideas at this link provided by the doctors.

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