Prostate cancer is the most common cancer, other than skin cancer, diagnosed among men in New York State. This type of cancer occurs when cells in the prostate gland grow out of control. Most of the time, prostate cancer grows very slowly. The prostate is the male sex gland that surrounds the urethra and is about the size of a walnut.
One in six men will get prostate cancer in his lifetime. More than two million men alive today have had prostate cancer. There is no standard recommendation in the medical community about prostate cancer screening. Medical experts do agree though that men should know the risks and benefits before they are screened. For that reason, men should talk to their health care provider about whether or not prostate cancer screening is right for them.
- Learn More About Prostate Cancer
- Frequently Asked Questions about Prostate Cancer
- Can I get treatment for prostate cancer if I don't have insurance?
- Are there support groups available for men with prostate cancer?
- Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines
- Brochures, Posters and other Educational Materials
- Data and Statistics on Prostate Cancer
- Prostate Cancer Resources