Why? Because Early Detection is Key.
Early detection aims to find the cancer in its early stages when treatment is most likely to be effective. The 5-year survival rate in the United States for men diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer is greater than 99%.2
It starts with a conversation with your doctor and a simple blood test to establish your baseline numbers.
You can decide if a physical exam is best for you during that initial conversation with your doctor. Your doctor will base recommendations on your family and health history.
There are two widely used tests that are recommended to detect the possibility of prostate cancer1:
PSA – This is a simple blood test that measures the level of a protein called prostate-specific antigen.
DRE – The digital rectal exam involves a physician inserting a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for abnormalities on the surface of the prostate.
Us TOO has created a virtual support group for black men with prostate cancer. The support group meets on the fourth Monday of every month and is facilitated by two mental health professionals, Hakim Asadi and Marcus Jones. To be added to the alert list for the Black Men’s Prostate Cancer Virtual Support Group, visit www.ustoo.org/blackmenssupport.
Thanks to the experts working with us to achieve our goals:
Us TOO is proud to be merging with ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer. Learn more about ZERO’s Prostate Cancer Racial Disparities Task Force and the work they are doing to bring awareness of prostate cancer to high-risk men, strengthen existing early detection and education initiatives, and identify new ways to further address these issues in a consistent and impactful manner.
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1Screening recommendations based on the National Comprehensive Cancer Network: https://www.nccn.org/guidelines/guidelines-detail?category=2&id=1460