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September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month

Prostate cancer is a leading cause of cancer-related death in American men.  It is rarely found in men under age 50. Most men will survive prostate cancer. However, in men under age 55, prostate cancer may be more aggressive with a worse prognosis than prostate cancer in older men.

Men over age 65 and those with a family history of prostate cancer are at higher risk. Black men have the highest risk.

Early prostate cancer often shows no symptoms. If you have concerns about prostate cancer, ask your doctor about available diagnostic tests and whether they’re right for you. 

Treatment depends on the stage of the cancer, your age, and general health, and may include active monitoring, surgery, radiation therapy, or other methods. Talk to your doctor about which treatment is best for you.

For more information on prostate cancer risks, screening, diagnosis and treatment, visit:

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This page was reviewed on August 09, 2022

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