Cancer of the prostate, a gland in the male reproductive system, is a major health concern for American men. The disease is rare before age 50, and experts believe most elderly men have traces of it.
Prostate cancer usually grows very slowly, often causing no symptoms until it is in an advanced stage.
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It has one of the highest survival rates of any type of cancer.
Prostate cancer is more common in older men than younger men. But more often, younger men are being diagnosed with it.
Black men are half as likely to die of prostate cancer today as they were a few decades ago.
The average age of diagnosis is 66. But as you get older, your chances of developing the disease go up.
Anyone with a prostate gland can get prostate cancer, including transgender women and nonbinary people identified male at birth.
Read up on these five myths and facts about prostate cancer.