Prostate Cancer

The prostate is a gland in men that is involved in the production of semen.
The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut.
It is located between the bladder and the rectum.

Prostate cancer is one of the most common types of cancer among men in the United States.

Most men who get prostate cancer are over 65.
The average age for a man to get prostate cancer is 72.
Did you know that prostate cancer is more common in African American men than in any other group? In fact, African American men are more likely to die of prostate cancer than are men in any other racial or ethnic group.

What can you do?

  • Visit your doctor. Your doctor can do tests to see if you have prostate cancer. One test is the digital rectal exam where the doctor feels the prostate through the rectum to find hard or lumpy areas. The doctor may also do a blood test or a urine test.
  • Spread the word about prostate cancer – help yourself and others stay healthy.

Do you want to know more about prostate cancer?

Click on a Web site below:

  1. Prostate Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
  2. Treatment Choices for Men With Early-Stage Prostate Cancer (National Cancer Institute)
  3. Prostate Cancer Screening: A Decision Guide (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  4. Prostate Cancer Screening: A Decision Guide for African Americans (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)
  5. Prostate Cancer (NIHSeniorHealth, U.S. National Library of Medicine)
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