Prostate Cancer Awareness Month: Five Black Celebrity Survivors and Their Stories

As the nation focuses on advocacy, check out leading men who continue the fight for a cure

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Charlie Wilson (Image: File)

By Cristie Leondis

September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month and focuses on a disease that is the second most common type of cancer diagnosed in African American men. Although scientists haven’t yet discovered the reason for this, African American men are unfortunately at a much higher risk of developing this cancer and are 2.5 times more likely to die from the disease than non-African American men.

Many have lent their voices, resources, money and support toward building more awareness, and survivors around the world help others to prevent or manage the disease. Check out five celebrities who have all changed in tremendous ways and have made it part of their life mission to raise prostate cancer awareness to guide others.

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