About Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. According to the American Cancer Society, it is responsible for nearly a third of cancer diagnoses and ten percent of all cancer deaths in men.

Over the past 15 years, the death rate from prostate cancer has been in decline, and a higher proportion of men are diagnosed at an earlier – and more curable – stage of the disease. This has occurred thanks to new innovative treatments, more sensitive diagnostic methods and increasing public awareness about the need for screening.

Remember: The American Cancer Society recommends that men 50 and older be screened annually for prostate cancer. Testing should begin earlier if a man has known risk factors for the disease.