Prostate Cancer Screening Event
Henry Ford Health and the Detroit Pistons team up for a Prostate Cancer Screening event in an effort to get more men, specifically black men, screened.
Black men are twice as likely to get and die from prostate cancer. Statistics show that one in seven Black men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime – while for the general population it is one in eight men. This is due to several reasons such as genetics, access to care and low enrollment in clinical trials.
At Henry Ford Health, we are dedicated to closing that gap and narrowing the racial divide. We aim to increase screenings and educate the community.
What you need to know:
A prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test and digital rectal exam (DRE) can help find out if you have prostate cancer. Add years to your life and take action today.
Talk about the pros and cons of screening with your doctor.
The American Cancer Society recommends screening for men:
As part of our dedication to raising awareness and increasing screenings we will be present at various community events. Henry Ford Health partners with various churches in the region to support this effort as well. Join us at any of the following: