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Prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in American men. Genetics and age play a role in its development. But what other risks are involved?

What Is Prostate Cancer?

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, and in most men it grows very slowly. Get an overview of the disease.

Slideshow: A Visual Guide to Prostate Cancer

WebMD's slideshow covers prostate cancer: who's at risk, symptoms, tests, staging, treatments, survival, and foods that may help lower your risk for prostate cancer.


Diet and genetics may be factors in prostate cancer development, but they are not the only ones. Find out what the research shows.

Are You at Risk?

Age, race, diet, family history -- even a sedentary lifestyle -- may all play a part in contributing to your prostate cancer risks. Learn how.

Getting screened for prostate cancer: Should you or shouldn't you? Most screening tests have risks. Get informed; learn the risks so that you can make the right choice.


Is there a connection between BBQ and prostate cancer? How about high-fat diets? Find out what the evidence suggests and learn a few easy ways you can make your diet a healthier one.

It may not be possible to prevent prostate cancer, but you may be able to lower your risk. Find out how taking vitamin E, changing your diet, and other methods may play a part.

Despite controversy, most doctors agree the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test remains an important and necessary diagnostic tool. Find out why.

Can we really treat -- or prevent -- prostate cancer with an anticancer diet? Here's one medical professional's opinion.

After being diagnosed with prostate cancer, 63-year-old Wade Breed learned there may be big benefits to a largely vegetarian diet. Can such a diet help you? Find out more.

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