According to the Centers for Disease Control, in 2010, approximately 196,000 men were diagnosed with prostate cancer, and approximately 28,600 men died from the disease.
Of all cancers, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men. Black men have higher rates of prostate cancer incidence and mortality or death than white men.
The Healthy Jacksonville Men's Health Coalition, Inc. (HJMHC) recognizes the importance of the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) as an effective test to detect early stage prostate cancer. The coalition partners with Baptist Health each year and offers prostate cancer screening at the annual Man Up For Health Summit.
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