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Chesapeake Urology - Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Posted at 2:35 PM, Sep 17, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-17 14:35:07-04

September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. More than 190,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year, making it the second most common cancer among men. There is a 50 - 60% increased risk for African-American men.

Immunotherapy is an approved treatment method for those with advanced stage cancer. In a new trial, all men benefited from immunotherapy, but African American men lived over 4.5 years compared with 2.5 years for Caucasian men – a difference of more than 20 months and a nearly 50% reduction in the risk of death.

Chesapeake Urology offers personalized treatment plans and has several convenient locations. Learn more here.