Dr. Brian Christine Speaks to Prophecy Motorcycle Club on Prostate Cancer Awareness
Dr. Christine continued the UCA commitment to community awareness on Sunday, September 13th. He, along with Margaret Nelson, LPN, was a speaker at the Prophecy Motorcycle Club’s Prostate Cancer Car & Bike Show in Ensley. Please click here to view his talk to the group. We are honored that the club invited us to speak to these men and their loved ones.
The African American community needs to be aware that African American men are at an increased risk for developing prostate cancer over white men and other men of color. One in six African American men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Overall, African American men are 1.8 times more likely to be diagnosed with—and 2.2 times more likely to die from—prostate cancer than white men. African American men are also slightly more likely than white men to be diagnosed with advanced disease.
Fortunately, the racial divide for prostate cancer outcomes is narrowing. Overall, the five-year relative survival rate for African American men diagnosed with prostate cancer is 97%, which means that if an African American man is diagnosed with prostate cancer today, at any stage, there is a 97% chance he will be alive in five years. When the disease is caught early, this rate increases to nearly 100%. Education and awareness is the key!