Prostate Cancer

prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and lies just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program estimates that 299,010 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 35,250 men will die of the disease in 2024. The five-year survival rate is very high, at 97.5 percent.

Prostate cancer is more common in older men than younger men. It is more likely to occur in men with a family history of prostate cancer. Moreover, Black men share a disproportionate burden of prostate cancer compared to any other racial or ethnic group in the U.S., according to the AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report. Also, Black men are poorly represented in the screening studies that informed most current guidelines for prostate cancer.

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Source: National Cancer Institute