According to Dr. Judd W. Moul, MD, FACS, Head of Urology at Duke University Medical Center and former Director of the Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), a Uniformed Services University and Department of Defense program in Rockville, MD, Prostate Cancer is a particular concern for African-American men because their is a higher risk of developing prostate cancer at an earlier age than white men.
It was thought that African-American men were prone to develop a more biologically aggressive cancer than white men. "Our data do not support that theory," he says. "With earlier detection, African-American men and white men have basically the same outcome."
|The risk of prostate cancer increases with age, rising rapidly after age 50.|
"One day, when men are started on PSA testing at age 40 (and 35 if family history of prostate or breast cancer), we will see virtually no men presenting with other than T1c PC, and no men or very few presenting with PSA levels greater than 5 or 6. What amazes me is that all of you out there that are now "empowered" are not yelling and screaming (like the AIDS patients did) to make changes that will empty the hospitals of dying PC patients, just the way they did to empty the hospital AIDS units of dying men and women and children with HIV. You have the power and the ability but do not see the resolution of the problem."
--Stephen B. Strum, MD.
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