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ZERO Talks Prostate Cancer Disparities for Black Men with CNN

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Just days after new reports and high profile prostate cancer diagnoses, CNN is highlighting the vast disparities for Black men. CNN spoke to ZERO’s CEO Courtney Bugler about the one in six Black men who are diagnosed and why prostate cancer needs to be a national priority.

“What we find is, because men are not always interacting with their health care providers in a regular fashion and because they don’t realize they are at risk for the disease, they don’t know to be more vigilant,” said Courtney Bugler, ZERO Prostate Cancer CEO and President.

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  1. In the U.S., 1 in 6 Black men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. 
  2. Black men are twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than white men.
  3. Black men in the U.S. and the Caribbean have the highest documented prostate cancer incidence rates in the world.

ZERO strongly recommends that Black men start talking to their doctors about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer screening at the age of 40.

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Nicquel Terry Ellis, Senior Writer, Race and Equality

Nicquel Terry Ellis is an award-winning journalist who serves as the senior writer for CNN's Race & Equality team. She joined CNN in November 2020 and much of her work focuses on the intersection of race and politics, health equity and the advancement of women of color.