Study Links Ethnicity to Prostate Cancer Risk

No man wants to hear the diagnosis of prostate cancer, no matter his ethnic background. But, according to new research published in the Annals of Surgical Innovation and Research, some men are at a significantly greater risk than others, depending on ethnic background.

Researchers at Prostate Cancer UK, in London, England and Public Health England, in Bristol, England used twenty years of data of men throughout England from the 1990-2010 England National Cancer Data Repository and found some startling results. The risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is:

- 1 in 8 for white men, which included White British, White Irish and white men of other origins;

- 1 in 4 for black men, which included Black African, Black Caribbean and black men of other origins; and

- 1 in 13 for Asian men, which included Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi and men of other Asian origins.

The risk of dying from prostate cancer is:

- 1 in 24 for white men;

-1 in 12 for black men; and

-1 in 44 for Asian men.

According the study, black men have twice the risk of being diagnosed with or dying from prostate cancer compared to white men. Asian men had much lower rates of prostate cancer diagnosis and death than either white or black men. The study also found that black men were diagnosed five years earlier than men of other ethnicities, on average. The reason for the increased risk of prostate cancer in black men over other ethnicities of men is still unclear.

While other risk factors for prostate cancer have been explored, this new study sheds light on the role ethnicity plays. Other risk factors for prostate cancer include age and a family history of prostate cancer in an immediate relative. Research also shows that for every extra 11 pounds (5 kilograms) of excess body weight a man carries, he has an 8 percent increased risk of prostate cancer, showing that even if there are other risk factors involved, a man can still make a significant difference in reducing his risk by maintaining a healthy body weight. Other research shows that it is especially important to reduce abdominal fat in the prevention of prostate cancer as there is a 12 percent increased risk of prostate cancer for every 4 inches (10 cm) a man carries around his abdomen.

Glyphosate, an herbicide found in products like Monsanto’s Roundup, which is still heavily used in the spraying of lawns and food crops, has also been linked to prostate cancer. Eating organic and avoiding areas sprayed with the cancer-causing product will also likely help in the prevention of the disease.

Prostate specific antigen, or PSA, is the most common medical test procedure used in the diagnosis of prostate cancer and is easily obtained from a blood sample at your doctor’s office or laboratory. As with all forms of cancer, early detection is beneficial in the prognosis of the disease.

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William C
William C6 months ago


Siyus Copetallus
Siyus Copetallus2 years ago

Thank you for sharing.

Placid W.
Placid W.3 years ago

Don’t panik when the diagnosis of prostate cancer is first established: In most cases the cancer has been inside the body for many years already. It grows very slowly. You have plenty of time to collect information about treatment methods.
A precise diagnostic work-up is of paramount importance for the choice of the optimal treatment regime.This video explains it better



Quanta Kiran
Quanta Kiran3 years ago


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Janis K.
Janis K3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

Janis K.
Janis K3 years ago

Thanks for sharing.

M. M.
M. M3 years ago


Linda B.
Linda Behnejad3 years ago

Good to know