Why are Black American men less likely to be diagnosed early with prostate cancer?
Expert Video - Why are Black American men less likely to be diagnosed early with prostate cancer?
Dr. Jean Bonhomme, MD, MPH, an expert in men's health and founder of the National Black Men's Health Network, discusses why Black men are less likely to be diagnosed early with prostate cancer. He discusses several factors including differences in access to care and care practices, racial bias in healthcare, and delayed care due to socioeconomic status or lack of insurance. Black Americans may be more affected by these barriers to cancer care than other Americans. Dr. Bonhomme also discusses the importance of increasing awareness of prostate cancer and diseases of the prostate.
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