Black males are 32 percent more likely than Whites to delay treatment for prostate cancer in Tennessee. During the years 2005 to 2015 in Tennessee, Blacks as well as divorced or separated men who were diagnosed with prostate cancer were more likely than White or single men to postpone treatment for at least 3 months.
Studies have found that high-risk prostate cancer patients who postpone immediate treatment may put themselves at a greater risk of suffering from a prostate cancer that’s incurable and deadly.
See the full text of the scientific paper “Sociodemographic and Geographic Disparities of Prostate Cancer Treatment Delay in Tennessee: A Population-Based Study” by Francisco A. Montiel Ishino et al. (November 26, 2021)