If you don’t know what your prostate is or what it does, you’re certainly not alone. Most men don’t, but you really should. More than 30 million men suffer from prostate conditions that negatively affect their quality of life.
- Over 50% of men in their 60s and as many as 90% in their 70s or older have symptoms of an enlarged prostate or benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH).
- Each year approximately 250,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and about 34,000 will die of it this year.
- Prostatitis is an issue for men of all ages and is the most common prostate problem for men under age 50.
This website offers you a guide to the prostate and various conditions that can affect your health.
For more information about prostate health, visit the Men’s Health Resource Center.
Please note: Men’s Health Network does not provide medical services. Rather, this information is provided to encourage you to begin a knowledgeable dialogue with your physician. Check with your healthcare provider about your need for specific health screenings.