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Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America.

In the United States, 1 out of every 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in his lifetime.

Learn more about the symptoms to watch out for, screening recommendations, causes, and survival rates here.

Prostate Cancer Symptoms and Signs

If you’ve recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, you may be asking yourself if there were warning signs or symptoms you should have noticed earlier. So what are the warning signs of prostate cancer? Unfortunately, there usually aren’t any early warning signs for prostate cancer. The...

Should I Be Screened?

You may have heard some conflicting information about prostate cancer screening. What kind of test is it? Do I really need it? Surprisingly, there is some debate about whether the PSA test for routine annual prostate cancer screening is a good idea. This is partly because,...

The PSA Test

What is a PSA Test? The PSA test is the leading method of screening for prostate cancer. PSA screening can help catch the disease at an early stage when treatment may be more effective and potentially have fewer side effects. The PSA test may be done...

Prostate Exam

Beginning at about age 50 (earlier if your family history suggests it), all men should consider starting routine screening for prostate cancer. Routine screening includes two types of tests—both are simple and relatively painless. The DRE The first test is the digital rectal exam (DRE). For...

Prostate Gland

The prostate (not prostrate) is a small, rubbery gland about the size of a ping-pong ball, located deep inside the groin, between the base of the penis and the rectum. It is important for reproduction, because it supplies part of the seminal fluid (semen), which mixes...

How Prostate Cancer Grows

The prostate (not prostrate) uses male hormones called androgens, such as testosterone and dihydrotestosterone (DHT), to trigger and maintain male sex characteristics and reproduction. Normally, the process of producing male hormones and using them to guide and maintain male gender characteristics and sexual function happens smoothly....

Prostate Cancer Causes

What Causes Prostate Cancer? If you or a loved one has recently been diagnosed with prostate cancer, your mind might be racing, trying to figure out what happened. What went wrong? What could we have done differently so that this wouldn’t happen? The answer is simple,...

Prostate Cancer Survival Rates

By the Numbers: Diagnosis and Survival Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed type of cancer in the US (excluding skin cancer), and the second leading cause of cancer in men worldwide. 1 in 9 US men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point...

Janet Farrar Worthington

Prostatitis: Misdiagnosed and Misunderstood

Every year, thousands of men are diagnosed with prostatitis. Some of them might even have...

Janet Farrar Worthington

Infection and Prostate Cancer

Bacteria, Infection, Inflammation… Cancer? Guess what? Urine’s not sterile! This may be bad news for...