Prostate Cancer, from National Cancer Institute

Definition of prostate cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men.
Estimated new cases and deaths from prostate cancer in the United States in 2013:

  • New cases: 238,590
  • Deaths: 29,720

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Prostate Cancer to learn about prostate cancer staging tests, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor. For an overview of research advances, see Cancer Advances In Focus: Prostate Cancer.

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