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 is a serious disease which affects thousands of men every year. About 60% of the prostate cancer cases are seen in men who are older than age 65. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that in 2019 the number of American men who will be diagnosed prostate cancer is 174,650.