by Byron Muhammad
NEW ORLEANS, LA – Medical research states that one in seven Black men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime. Overall, Black men are 1.7 times more likely to be diagnosed with—and 2.1 times more likely to die from—prostate cancer than white men. These stats, the example of the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan’s prostate cancer foundation and mosque leadership’s desire to increase services for the community, lead to Muhammad Mosque No. 46 to launch its Free Prostrate Cancer Screening Campaign.
“In addition to the religious services we offer, as a mosque we are constantly searching for additional services we can create and offer to our community. So, this Free Prostrate Cancer Screening Campaign, is our most recent offered service. We are thankful for each of our sponsors who have helped to make this possible,” stated Brother Willie Muhammad, Student Minister of Muhammad Mosque No. 46.
Those interested in getting a free prostate test screening will contact Muhammad Mosque No. 46 via email. Once done a member of the Ministry of Health will then setup their appointment at a local medical facility and the Mosque will pay for the PSA blood test which measures the amount of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) in your blood.
Min. Farrakhan was initially diagnosed with cancer at the age of 58 during a check-up in June 1991. today, Minister Farrakhan stands free of cancer and nearly completely healed of the ulcer complications. He has said that his personal experience gave him a better understanding of how to fight the disease. The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan when interviewed about his experienced stressed the importance of early intervention and pre-screening. Min. Farrakhan shared his convictions. “The longer you delay in finding the truth and acting on it, the less chance you have of survival,” the Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan stated to the Final Call.
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan when on to express how he believes that the high death rate particularly among Black men is the greatest persuasion for them to get screened.
Min. Farrakhan concluded, “If that is not motivation to save your life, then nothing can motivate you. I want to use my experience to encourage Black men everywhere to take the examination and to have it done as close to 40 as possible and after that, each and every year, so that if you find that you have it, you can take the appropriate treatment to win this battle against prostate cancer.”
The launch of this initiative by Muhammad Mosque was made possible by the help of one of its FOI, Brother Carl X who is happy to help in an effort to help our people.
“I am just thankful to be able to help Black men to get this medical service that we need. For so many something as simple as a lack of finances can serve as a barrier to early detection which can help save their lives,” stated Brother Carl X.
For those seeking more information and who may want to help please contact Muhammad Mosque 46 via email at firstname.lastname@example.org