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(Cleveland, OH) — More than 28,000 men will die from prostate cancer this year, which is why health experts want more people to know about the disease. September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, which is a time for men to learn ways the can help lower their risk for the disease. Dr. Eric Klein is the chairman of the Glickman Urological and Kidney Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. He says it’s important for men to get prostate checkups as they get older.

Statistics show one in six men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime. The cause is unknown, but early detection is key. Health experts say guarding against prostate cancer means paying attention to risk factors for the disease. African-American men are three-times more likely to develop prostate cancer, than white males. Also, men with a family history of the disease are twice as likely to be diagnosed, compared to men with no family history.

Courtesy Metro Networks