Further Exploring African American Men, Prostate Cancer, and Doctor Trust

When attending the Prostate Cancer Today conference, I sat in on an insightful session focusing on African-American men and prostate cancer. This session was not driven by academics, researchers, or powerpoint presentations, but instead through true stories by men living with prostate cancer. A reoccurring theme I heard in these stories was how many men felt doctors do not have their best interests in mind. Perhaps this may be one of the reasons why African-American men avoid seeking medical treatment. In this video, I explore the root of this mistrust.

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