in fact, prostate cancer is the fourth most common reason overall for death of Atrican American men.
All men are at risk for prostate cancer, but Africon-Americon men are more likely to get prostate concer than other men. Out of every 100 American men, about 13 will get prostate cancer during their lifetime, and about 2 to 3 men will die because of it.
Did you know that African Americans in the US are also at a higher risk of developing colon cancer? We were shocked when we lost actor Chodwick Boseman to colon cancer at age 43. Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer related deaths in the United States.
The age to start screening for colorectal cancer has been lowered to 45 years old.
Almost 70% of patients have no famiy history so, your family history could begin with you.
Colonoscopy is one way to be screened, but a less invasive method, "a stool sample", is another way. I've had both screenings said Richard L Gant President & CEO The RL Gant Group Inc. Recently, my gastroenterologist, Dr. Timothy Johnson, suggested that because I had a recent heart condition, we could use a company called Cologuard to get a stool sample. It wos real simple to do, return it for his diognosis and the results were fast. Or. Johnson called me within days and discussed the results with me.
Like going to the dentist or changing the oil in your car, cancer screening should be a regular part of your life. Screening tests are used before a person has any symptomsto help find cancer early, when it may be easier to treat.
The mission of the RL Gant Sports Get Checked! Celebrity Golf Classic is to get screening information in front of all attendees about this important health issue. Then you can take your collective messages back into locker rooms, onto film sets, backstage in dressing rooms, into business suites and into your homes. To use your celebrity and influence to educate our communities about how early screening saves lives
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