Prostate cancer affects the prostate gland which produces some of the fluid in semen and has an important role in urine control in men. The prostate gland is located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States, but it is also treatable if diagnosed in the early stages.
Prostate Cancer – What Is It?
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, except for skin cancer. There are an estimated 174,650 men only in the United States will be diagnosed in 2019 with prostate cancer. Nearly 60% of cases are diagnosed in men over 65 years old. The average age of prostate cancer diagnosis is 66, and the disease uncommonly occurs before age 40. The 5-year survival rate for most patients with local or regional prostate cancer is nearly 100%.