African Americans and Prostate Cancer | Ask a Prostate Oncologist, Mark Scholz, MD


In the United States, prostate cancer occurs more frequently in African-American men and more often results in mortality when compared to the general population. While the reasons are not yet totally understood, Alex and Mark Scholz, MD, discuss what practical steps African-American men can take to lower their risk of dying from prostate cancer.

0:11 How is the screening process different for African-American men?

1:12 Why do African-American men need to start PSA testing earlier?

2:05 Why do African-American men seem to have higher initial PSA results?

2:38 Is the active surveillance process different for African-American men?

3:37 Why are certain drugs more effective for African-American men than men in general?

4:46 Are Xtandi and other hormone therapies usually more effective in African-American men?

5:12 How does age affect the risk factor for developing prostate cancer in African-American men?

5:48 What is the best way to spread awareness of these risk factors?

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