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About Prostate Cancer

  1. Anatomy of the Prostate Gland

    The prostate gland is about the size of a walnut and surrounds the neck of a man’s bladder and urethra—the tube that carries urine from the bladder.

  2. Ask the Doctor About Prostate Checks

    After age 50, men need their prostate gland checked at least once a year.

  3. Diagnostic and Evaluation Procedures for Prostate Cancer

    Your doctor may evaluate possible prostate problems with an annual physical and a digital rectal exam or a test for prostate-specific antigen.

  4. Grading of Prostate Cancer

    The cancer grading system is based on a number range. The lower the number, the lower the grade, and the slower the cancer is growing.

  5. Prostate Cancer

    In the past 30 years, the five-year survival rate for all stages of prostate cancer combined has increased from 73 percent to nearly 100 percent.

  6. Prostate Cancer in African-American Men

    African-American men may have the highest rate of prostate cancer incidence in the world, according to the National Cancer Institute.

  7. Prostate Cancer: Diet and Prevention
  8. Screening for Prostate Cancer

    If you are a man, you are at risk for prostate cancer. The risk for prostate cancer increases with age. Your risk is also higher if you are African-American or have a family history of prostate cancer. The American Cancer Society recommends that men over age 50 get tested for prostate cancer once a year.

  9. Signs and Symptoms of Prostate Cancer

    Early prostate cancer usually has no specific signs or symptoms—that's why prostate cancer screening is so important.

  10. Staging of Prostate Cancer

    When prostate cancer is diagnosed, tests are performed to determine how much cancer is present, and if the cancer has spread from the prostate to other parts of the body.

  11. What Do You Know About Prostate Health?

    Prostate cancer and other diseases of the prostate are common.