By Hamil R. Harris
NNPA Contributing Writer 

Prostate Cancer screening saves lives - OP-ED: A Silent Killer No More


March 14, 2024

Political provocateurs are determined to stir up controversy over Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's failure to tell President Biden about his treatment for prostate cancer. Yet, his desire to keep the matter private-and out of the public eye-is in line with what many men, particularly men of color, have done for decades. The reticence to share details of a medical condition is understandable, but prostate cancer is a silent killer in the Black community and the time has come to give it a voice.

In the words of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., whose son Dexter recently passed from prostate cancer,...

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