Black Men Die of Prostate Cancer at Double the Rate of All Other Races
Virginia Insurer Under Fire for Refusing Coverage of Treatment Despite Law
May 12, 2022
Benjamin J. Lambert IV, a member of one of the most prominent Black families in Virginia's public service history, lost his battle to prostate cancer on Monday, June 3, 2019. He was only 52. His father, Virginia Senator Benjamin J. Lambert III, his grandfather, and four uncles also all died of prostate cancer, according to Lambert family members.
The Lamberts are just seven examples of the thousands of Black men per year – from every socio-economic walk of life and every part of the U. S. – who are disparately diagnosed with prostate cancer. Not only is the rate of prostate cancer among...