Prostate Cancer Screening Among American Indians and Alaska Natives: The Health and Retirement Survey, 1996-2008.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Preventing chronic disease, Volume 12, p.E123 (2015)

Abstract:

Among US men, prostate cancer is the leading malignancy diagnosed and the second leading cause of cancer death. Disparities in cancer screening rates exist between American Indians/Alaska Natives and other racial/ethnic groups. Our study objectives were to examine prostate screening at 5 time points over a 12-year period among American Indian/Alaska Native men aged 50 to 75 years, and to compare their screening rates to African American men and white men in the same age group.