Despite great strides in prostate cancer care over the past several years, racial disparities in care persist.
Black and Hispanic men have a high burden of prostate cancer mortality. Prostate cancer affects 1 in 8 men, with the number rising to 1 in 6 for Black men and comprises more than 1 in 5 of all new cancer diagnoses for Hispanic men.
The Covid-19 pandemic has also made things worse as early in the pandemic, many cancer resources were diverted, leaving scores of patients, including those with prostate cancer, with limited to no access to surgical treatment.
So, what can be done and what does someone need to know to stay healthy?
Conducting a nationwide media tour to discuss this important topic was Dr. Brian K. McNeil. Dr McNeil is an American Urological Association spokesperson and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs, Vice-Chair, Department of Urology at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Topics that Dr McNeil discussed during interviews with radio and TV stations across the country included:
- What research has discovered about racial disparities among men with prostate cancer
- The racial disparity in the utilization of new therapies for advanced prostate cancer
- How covid-19 and where someone lives could affect their treatment options
- When should men get screened for prostate cancer?
- For more information visit: UrologyHealth.org
About the American Urological Association:
Founded in 1902 and headquartered near Baltimore, Maryland, the American Urological Association is a leading advocate for the specialty of urology, and has nearly 23,000 members throughout the world. The AUA is a premier urologic association, providing invaluable support to the urologic community as it pursues its mission of fostering the highest standards of urologic care through education, research and the formulation of health policy.
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