SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Some scary statistics discussed during a Prostate Cancer awareness event in Springfield Saturday. People attending prostate cancer awareness day at Spring of Hope church of God in Christ, learned that Black men are two and a half times more likely to die from Prostate Cancer.
Without warning it can strike any man anytime, regardless of lifestyle or prominence. A prominent leader of New England’s African-American community came to Springfield to stress the importance of early detection.
Juan Cofield, President of the N.E. Area Conference of NAACP said, “It can make the difference between saving people’s lives, I am a prostate cancer survivor and that’s the result of finding out very early”
Those attending Saturday’s conference at the church of Springfield’s NAACP president Bishop Talbert Swan learned that every few minutes, Prostate cancer claims a life.