Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science

Lynchburg Journal of Medical Science


Clinical Research/Family Medicine


Dr. Colletti DHSc, PA-C, DFAAPA


Compared to White men, Black men suffer higher incidences of prostate cancer, and are two to three times more likely to die due to this disease. They also are diagnosed with prostate cancer at a younger age, and it tends to be more advanced when it is found. Although the necessity of early prostate disease screening for Black men at high risk is ongoing and evolving, educating patients, healthcare providers and interventions, such as early baseline screening and disease management, may be the key to reducing the high morbidity and mortality among this population.


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