Black men are more likely to be diagnosed with prostate cancer and nearly 2.5 times more likely to die of the disease compared to non-Hispanic white men. The question is why.
Still today there is no exact study of what causes prostate cancer and why it does with aggression in black men. Other studies have shown that access to quality healthcare and guideline-concordant care is likely rooted in complex socio-cultural inequities in the US.
The Atlanta Hawks are using Black History Month to fight prostate cancer, a disease that puts African American men at extreme risk. Atlanta’s NBA franchise will donate $ 250 to the Prostate Cancer Foundation for every assist registered by a Hawks player during February.
They say they are very happy that they are raising awareness among men, especially black men, as it appears at a young age and cancer is more aggressive.
Since 2019, the Hawks have raised more than $ 503,000 through the Black History Month Assist Challenge.
Let’s raise awareness this month especially with routine medical checkups to reduce the mortality of this disease. Tell us your experience with it if you faced its problem before in the comments down below on Facebook.