Prostate Cancer

Basic Information
Statistics
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Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men in the United States. The Data Visualizations Tool provides detailed statistics.

Health Tips
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Get an overview of prostate cancer screening and questions to ask your doctor before you decide to get tested or treated for prostate cancer.

Should I Get Tested for Prostate Cancer?

It’s important for men to talk about screening (testing) with their doctor. This video helps men understand their prostate cancer screening options.

Overview

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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer among American men. Prostate cancers usually grow slowly. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 65 years and do not die from the disease. Finding and treating prostate cancer before symptoms occur may not improve your health or help you live longer.

Learn about prostate cancer and talk to your doctor before you decide to get tested or treated for prostate cancer.

CDC works with partners to reduce the burden of prostate cancer in the United States. Learn what CDC is doing.

Page last reviewed: November 7, 2018