Prostate cancer prevention program set for Nov. 1

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CANFIELD, Ohio – The American Cancer Society ‘Let’s Talk About It’ prostate cancer program will be part of the half-day cancer prevention activities featured Nov. 1, at the Youngstown Community Health Center in Youngstown.

From 1-2 p.m., James Davis will talk about this program, which promotes prostate awareness and education for African American men. The American Cancer Society and 100 Black Men of America Inc. developed Let’s Talk About It collaboratively.

Incidence of prostate cancer in African American men is the highest in the world. Also, the rates of prostate cancer death for African American men are more than twice the rates for Caucasian men.

Davis will talk about the importance of prostate cancer screenings and encourage other African America men to spread the news about the value of early detection and prevention.

At 2 p.m., there will be a presentation on eating habits and ways to reduce your risk of cancer. Numerous scientific studies have demonstrated that dietary habits affect cancers at many sites. If Americans ate a healthy, well-balanced diet and maintained a healthy weight, as many as one-third of all cancer deaths in the United States could be prevented.

There will be free oral cancer screenings beginning at 3 p.m. The most common symptom of oral cancer is a sore in the mouth that bleeds easily and does not heal. Another common sign of oral cancer is pain in the mouth that does not go away.

Light refreshments will be provided. For reservations or more information call Bobbie Ann Dunn at 330-747-9551.

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