Awareness of Prostate Cancer and Screening Modalities Among Long Island Men

Despite advances in prostate cancer (PC) treatment and outcomes, it remains one of the most commonly diagnosed cancers and the second leading cause of cancer mortality in men. Furthermore, there exist little data about patient awareness of PC and the frequency of screening. Adult men (470) presenting to the emergency department at a tertiary care center (Stony Brook University) between 2014 and 2015 were surveyed orally for their perceived risk of PC, awareness of PC and screening modalities, and screening history. In a population that mirrors the racial demographics of the United States, it was observed that significant disparities in awareness of PC exist among several populations including those at greatest risk. This study revealed an important opportunity for education on PC and screening modalities among the population of men at risk.

American journal of men's health. 2016 Jan 05 [Epub ahead of print]

James A Leonard, Jenna B Wells, Ethan S Brandler

Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA ., Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY, USA.