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Prostrate cancer top killer for Black males

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Carol Ozemhoya | OW Contributor | 2/2/2018, 11:40 a.m.
Prostate cancer, also known as a “Silent Killer,” affects 1 in 7 men, making it the...

Prostate cancer, also known as a “Silent Killer,” affects 1 in 7 men, making it the most common non-skin cancer in America and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths in men in the United States, reports BlackNews.com. Every 2.9 minutes, a man is diagnosed with prostate cancer. This means that a non-smoking man is more likely to develop prostate cancer than he is to develop colon, bladder, melanoma, lymphoma and kidney cancers combined. In 2017 alone, it is estimated that more than 181,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 26,000 will die from the disease. Prostate cancer is also the No. 1 killing disease among the African-American male population. A man of African descent is 70 percent more likely to develop prostate cancer than a Caucasian man, and more than twice as likely to die from the disease. The founders of the Brown Byrd Foundation have been longtime advocates and an active voice for the millions of men affected by prostate cancer. “We created the Brown Byrd Foundation to give men and their families hope. Our foundation helps to fund some of the world’s most prominent research to improve prostate cancer prevention, early detection, increase awareness and treatment and ultimately cure it once and for all,” Brown said. The Brown Byrd Foundation has received many accolades for its fight against prostate cancer and has led to a featured segment on television. For more information on prostate cancer, contact the Brown Byrd Foundation at 30 Wall St., 8th floor, New York, NY 10005 or email brownbyrdfoundationinc@yahoo.com. You can also check out the Brown Byrd Foundation website at www.brownbyrdfoundation.org.