What do Colin Powell, Harry Belafonte and John Kerry have in common? They are all prostate cancer survivors. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States of America. Approximately 1 in every 6 men will be told, “You have prostate cancer.”
Prognosis of Men With Prostate Cancer
The majority of men diagnosed with prostate cancer will die from other causes. But men diagnosed before 50 years of age, African American men and men from families with a history of prostate cancer should be less optimistic.
Younger men and men who have relatives diagnosed with prostate cancer are more likely to develop an aggressive form of prostate cancer. Compared to men of other ethnicities, African American men, even those with low grade tumors, are more likely to die. “The incidence of prostate cancer among African American men is nearly 60% higher than that of Caucasian men. The risk of death is two to three times greater among African American men.”[i1] To learn more about the prognosis of men with prostate cancer click here: Prognosis
How You Can Learn More About Prostate Cancer
On Saturday, July 20, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The Virginia State Conference of the NAACP and Quioccasin Baptist Church, Henrico Virginia will host a free Men’s Health Conference: Prostate Cancer Summit at the Andrew Mosley Enrichment Center, 9011 Quioccasin Rd. Henrico, Va. Reverend Jonathan Stubbs, Associate Minister at Bethel Baptist Church, Gloucester, will be the moderator.
What Will Be Discussed
The Men’s Health Conference features a distinguished list of speakers: scientists from the Hampton University Proton Beam Institute, physicians from Virginia Commonwealth University, Virginia Cancer Institute and Heart Care for You and cancer warriors Dr. Peter Moon, President of US Too Richmond chapter, and Charles Hill, co-founder of The Prostate Forum Hampton, VA. We will discuss advances in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer. Dr. David Turner, Associate Professor, Medical University of South Carolina, will share his research and review the scientific literature on food to suppress cancer and possibly prevent prostate cancer. Cancer warriors will share information on how men with prostate cancer can participate in open research opportunities. How to access free screenings for prostate cancer will be addressed.
Who Should Attend
· Men who have been diagnosed with prostate cancer
· Men who have been treated for prostate cancer
· Men with a family history of prostate cancer
· Men with a family history of breast cancer in a mother or sister
· Men who want to decrease their risk of developing prostate cancer
· Women who have men in their lives who are dealing with any of the above.
· Women with breast cancer may find some parts of the summit helpful.
Who Can Attend
The Men’s Health Conference is free and women are encouraged to attend. Lunch is provided.
How to Register
Register on line at Eventbrite bit.ly/naacpmenhealth or call 804-273-9900.
How to View the Summit Remotely
Closer to the date of the conference, find information on remote viewing at www.drhamiltonstubbs.com/events. Conference updates will be posted at www.drhamiltonstubbs.com/events
The Men’s Health Conference: Prostate Cancer Summit is dedicated to the late Benjamin Lambert IV
 Shenoy D., Packianathan S., Chen A., Vijayakumar S. (2016). Do African-American men need separate prostate cancer screening guidelines? BMC Urol 16:19
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