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According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Latino men are 16% less likely to have prostate cancer compared to white men.

Even though Latinos are less likely to have prostate cancer does not mean that they can not get prostate cancer.

In fact according to the American Cancer Society (ACS) 1 in every 6 Latino men will get prostate cancer over their lifetime. According to ACS in 2006 the highest of all new cases of cancer (30%) were prostate cancer. Also in 2006 9% of all deaths due to cancer in Latino men were caused by prostate cancer.

Chances of getting prostate cancer increases with age, so it is important for Latinos to have regular screenings as they become older.

Refer to the When Should I Go See The Doctor portion of this web page for suggestions.

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