Friday, November 7, 2008

Free Prostate Cancer Screening--Saturday, Nov. 8th

Prostate Cancer Screening

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Annual Real Men Cook Prostate Cancer Screening Event in conjunction with the 100 Black Men of Los Angeles, Inc.

Trinity Baptist Church
2040 West Jefferson Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90018

10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

The prostate gland, although it is a tiny walnut sized gland in the male reproductive system, can cause big problems. Prostate cancer affects one in six American men in their lifetimes and in African-American men the statistics are one in three.

Some of the symptoms of prostate cancer may include difficulty in starting the urine flow, a weak or intermittent flow or a feeling that you cannot completely empty your bladder.

Family history plays a significant role as the leading risk factor, however diet is thought to be closely associated with prostate cancer. A diet high in fruits and vegetables and low in calcium and animal fat could be a preventative measure. Also, regular physical activity is associated with a decreased risk of prostate cancer.

Prostate cancer death rates are falling somewhat mainly due to early detection/screening and better treatment options. Though some lifestyle changes will decrease your risk of prostate cancer, it is important that African American men forty years of age or older should make time for prostate cancer screenings. If you can’t prevent it, you certainly want to catch it early and increase your chances for successful treatment.

Early Detection is Critical!

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