Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among American men and is the most commonly diagnosed. Currently, there are over 3.1 million American men living with the disease. One in six Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime; and Black men are 1.7 times more likely to get the disease and 2.1 times more likely to die from the disease than White men. Finding prostate cancer when it is still at an early stage offers the best hope for living cancer-free. The most recent research shows the relative five-year survival rate for all men with prostate cancer is 98%.
On September 24, ZERO’s Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Initiative will be kicking off a Prostate Cancer in the Black Community film series in Atlanta to raise awareness about prostate cancer and the impact of the disease on families in the Black community. This will be the first film in a free local series and a free breakfast will be served. Following the film, there will be a panel discussion with the film’s writer/director, a prostate cancer survivor, a physician, a researcher, and a community partner to talk about the film, how prostate cancer affects the Black community, and what we can all do to tackle racial disparities in prostate cancer.
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Black men are the most at risk to develop prostate cancer and die from it. This documentary seeks to change that. The filmmakers went to barbershops, beauty salons, churches, and social gatherings across the US to talk to Black men from all walks of life. In addition to these discussions, the film follows three different Black men at three different ages and stages of prostate issues. Through their stories, the hope is to educate men and dissolve the fear of being open to discussing their health.
Film Duration: 1 Hour 25 Minutes
September 24, 2022
9:00 a.m. ET
The Gathering Spot
384 Northyards Blvd.