Monday, April 08, 2019 05:03 PM

STARS RAISE AWARENESS ABOUT PROSTATE CANCER DURING NATIONAL MINORITY HEALTH MONTH - CHARLESTONCHRONICLE.NET

Actor Harry Lennix, who currently co-stars on the NBC drama The Blacklist, is the face of PCFs 2019 Know the Numbers campaign, which encourages men to understand their personal risks for prostate cancer, take charge of their health and save lives by breaking down barriers and talking about the disease

TheProstate Cancer Foundation[1](PCF)this week announced the kick-off of its new national Know the Numbers campaign to raise awareness about how prostate cancer disproportionately affects African American men, who are 76 percent more likely to be diagnosed than men of other ethnicities, 2.2 times more likely to die of the disease and are 23% more likely to present with advanced/metastatic disease.

The campaign, themed Know the Numbers, encourages men and their families to understand their risks and to take proactive measures to protect their health.

I am honored to serve as an ambassador for the Prostate Cancer Foundation and to use my platform to raise awareness about this insidious disease which has affected so many people close to me, said actor Harry Lennix. In honor of those I have lost, I am encouraging all men, including African Americans who are ...

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