Expert Video - Why is screening and early testing for prostate cancer important for Black men?

Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, an expert in men's health and founder of the National Black Men's Health Network, discusses the importance of screening and early testing for prostate cancer in Black American men. Caribbean men of African descent and African American men have the world's highest incidence of prostate cancer, and more than twice the death rate when compared to whites. It is recommended that prostate cancer screening start at age 50 for most groups; however, as Dr. Bonhomme explains, Black men and men with family histories of prostate cancer should consider screening by age 45, perhaps even at age 40.

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