Posts Tagged ‘Prostate Net’

Raising awareness of prostate cancer among #AfricanAmericans, whose incidence rate is 60% higher than avg.

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

(WABC) Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men. For African American the numbers can be frightening. Rates of prostate cancer in the US are 60 percent higher among African American men.

Long before social networking and the flood of information on the Internet, the barber shop was the original social club where men gathered to talk politics, sports, and in recent times, about prostate cancer.

“We cracked jokes about it, reading the pamphlets,” said Virgil Simons, the founder of The Prostate Net.

This idea of using the barber to spread the message about prostate health in minority communities was the brainchild of Simons, who created The Prostate Net website right after he recovered from prostate cancer surgery.

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