Health Hint: Prostate cancer

Taking care of your health is one of the most important things you can do for yourself. Baylor College of Medicine experts have plenty of tips to help you stay healthy. This month’s Health Hint offers important information on prostate cancer in African-American men, a high-risk group.

“Many men don’t need prostate cancer screening until they are in their 50s. However, men in high-risk groups, which includes African American men and those with a family history of prostate cancer, should start annual screening as early as age 40. Be sure to talk to your primary care doctor about the right time to start annual prostate cancer screening.”

Dr. Mohit Khera, professor of urology

Additional resources

  • A new large-scale, collaborative study has been launched at Baylor and other healthcare institutions to better understand why African-American men develop more aggressive forms of the disease and why more African-American men die of the disease. Learn more about the study.
  • Read more about prostate cancer on Baylor’s Momentum blog.