Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Most prostate cancers grow slowly, and don’t cause any health problems in men who have them.
A prostate specific antigen (PSA) test may find a prostate health problem, but treatment can cause serious side effects. Learn about prostate cancer and talk to your doctor before you decide to get tested or treated for prostate cancer.
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CDC’s Latest Research
- Annual medical expenditure and productivity loss among colorectal, female breast, and prostate cancer survivors in the United States
- Evolution of a CDC public health research agenda for low-risk prostate cancer
- Cost-utility analysis of cancer prevention, treatment, and control: a systematic review
Screening for Prostate Cancer [PDF-1MB] provides an overview of screening tests and treatment options.
Treating Localized Prostate Cancer: A Review of the Research for Adults [PDF-3.7MB] explains treatment options and common side effects.
This health tip sheet [PDF-163KB] explains prostate cancer screening and provides a list of questions to ask your doctor.