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 estimated that more than 248,530 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 34,130 men will die of the disease in 2021.
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 and men of African American descent. In the United States, about 12.5 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lifetimes.Prostate Cancer Prevention (PDQ®) Prostate Cancer Screening (PDQ®) Prostate Cancer Treatment (PDQ®) Prostate Cancer, Nutrition, and Dietary Supplements (PDQ®)
Source: National Cancer Institute