Hispanic Heritage Month runs from September 15 to October 15. Below, Dr. Scarlett Gomez, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at the University of California, San Francisco, and an expert on cancer disparities, describes how prostate cancer is affecting Hispanic/Latino men.
- Prostate cancer remains a significant burden for Hispanic/Latino men in the U.S.
- Hispanic/Latino men may have barriers to prostate cancer screening. They are less likely to have a regular doctor and may not have access to educational materials about prostate cancer and PSA screening in their preferred language.
- When they are diagnosed, Hispanic/Latino men may be less likely to receive optimal treatment.
- Research has identified many of the reasons for these gaps in care, and they can be addressed.
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