The statistics for Black men facing prostate cancer have been worrisome for decades. Nationally it is the most common non-skin cancer among males, affecting roughly 1 in 7 over their lifetimes. For Black men, though, the U.S. incidence is about 60% higher than in men of other ethnicities, and the mortality rate is twice that of other men. For Black men in the Pacific Northwest, the news is equally troubling: They are 60% more likely to die of prostate cancer than men of other races and ethnicities.
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