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In 2000, Dr. Suzanne Montgomery, Director of the Center for Health Research at Loma Linda University, conducted a prostate cancer prevention research study with African American men in San Bernardino County.  In 2001, Dr. V. Diane Woods,  (a doctoral student at Loma Linda University), President & CEO of the African American Health Institute, joined Dr. Montgomery’s research team: since that time  Dr. Woods has continued conducting community research with men of African ancestry in Southern California and in the Nassau Bahamas.  As a result of Dr. Woods’ research the Black men have created a Toolkit to help other men to make a decision about prevention, early detection, and treatment of prostate cancer. 

    The Toolkit offers tools to help men:

  • Know if you have a problem
  • Know when and how often to be checked
  • Understand your test results
  • Develop skills for prostate health decision making
  • Become equipped to talk to your doctor
  • Identify what treatment option is best for you
  • Obtain tools to decrease your risk for getting prostate cancer
  • Gain skills in discussing prostate prevention and early detection with their physicians 

AAHI Prostate Cancer Toolkit



To obtain the full toolkit, please call the African American Health Institute of San Bernardino County at (909) 880-2600
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