About Prostate Cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. It is the 2nd leading cancer killer of men, behind lung cancer. It is generally very slow growing and most men die with prostate cancer (meaning that they die of some other cause) rather than from it. There are almost 3.1 million men living with prostate cancer in the USA.
Still, it kills over 34,000 men each year. But detected early, prostate cancer can be treated.
While no one knows how to prevent prostate cancer, there may be ways to reduce your risk. It is thought that these help reduce the risk for most forms of cancer.
- Eat healthy – and choose a low-fat diet
- Eat plenty of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains
- Maintain a healthy weight
- Stay physically active
- Don’t use tobacco
- Get regular checkups
What About Screening?
Prostate cancer survivors talk about their journey: Screening, diagnosis, active surveillance, and treatment.
Tony Goodman Explains Active Surveillance and Prostate Cancer Progression at Congressional Briefing
Bernard Wooden, Patient Advocate, explains his prostate cancer journey
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 health care provider about your need for specific health screenings.