By Steven Reinberg
MONDAY, April 24, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- With black men at higher risk of developing -- and dying from -- prostate cancer, some researchers believe these men merit their own race-based screening guidelines.
It's known that incidence of prostate cancer is 60 percent higher among black men in the United States than among white men, said Ruth Etzioni, senior author of a new study.
Moreover, their death rate from prostate cancer is more than twice as high, said Etzioni, who's with the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's division of public health sciences, in Seattle.
The new study finds that prostate cancers in black men also tend to progress faster than in whites.
Because of this, Etzioni and her colleagues believe black men should start discussing prostate cancer screening with their doctor in their 40s, rather than waiting until their 50s, which is what most guidelines recommend.
"Screening recommendations for the general population are likely not ...