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.
A prostate specific antigen (PSA) test may find prostate cancer at an earlier stage than if you don’t get screened, but most medical groups don’t recommend screening with the PSA test. Learn about prostate cancer and talk to your doctor before you decide to get tested or treated for prostate cancer.
CDC’s Latest Research
- Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, part II: Recent changes in prostate cancer trends and disease characteristics
- Primary care providers’ intended use of decision aids for PSA testing for prostate cancer screening
- Trends in prostate cancer incidence rates and prevalence of PSA screening by socioeconomic status and regions in the United States