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Article Review: Black Men With Highest Prostate Cancer Risk Have Lowest Screening Rates

Weinrich, Sally Reuters Health Information via Medscape (2006) Article Review: Black Men With Highest Prostate Cancer Risk Have Lowest Screening Rates. UNSPECIFIED.

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African-American men with a family history of prostate cancer are the least likely to be tested for prostate cancer than African-American men without a family history, survey results suggest. Previous epidemiological studies have suggested prostate cancer occurs at a higher prevalence and with greater morbidity in African-American men than in most other racial or ethnic groups. Dr. Sally P. Weinrich, from the Medical College of Georgia in Augusta, and colleagues looked at the rates of previous digital rectal examination and prostate-specific antigen (PSA) screening in 134 African American men, ages 40 to 69 years, enrolled in the African American Hereditary Prostate Cancer Study (AAHPC), all of the subjects had four or more relatives affected by prostate cancer.

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Item Type: Other
Uncontrolled Keywords: Screening, Health, Men's Health, Prostate Cancer, black men, black males, black, African American, African American men, African American males
Subjects: Health > Public Health
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
Practice > outreach
Practice > interventions
Research > studies
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    Date Deposited: 05 Apr 2011
    Last Modified: 26 May 2011 11:00
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.lib.umd.edu/id/eprint/406

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