Prostate Cancer Screenings

According to Dr. Sean Cavanaugh, Chief of Radiation Oncology and Medical Director of the Prostate Center at Cancer Treatment Centers of America at Southeastern Regional Medical Center, “There is a relatively quiet health crisis in America that has flown below the national radar for decades and it disproportionately affects African-American men more than any other group. Statistics from the Prostate Cancer Foundation clearly reveal a disparity.”

  • Prostate cancer strikes one in seven men
  • African-American men are 60 percent likely to be afflicted
  • African-American men are 2.4 time more likely to die as a result of prostate cancer than men of other ethnicities.
  • Prostate cancer in African-American men is more prevalent than any other ethnicity in the nation

Prostate Cancer Screening Help Save Lives! It is a simple test, performed during an annual physical exam [PSA Test]. PSA is a protein secreted only by the prostate and is easily measured in the blood of all men. All men between the ages of 40 to 70 years old should be screened annually, African-American men in particular. If there is a family history of prostate cancer, it is recommended that screening began at age 35.

Your Life Matters … Get Screened!