The prostate is part of the male reproductive system, located just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The prostate produces fluid that protects and nourishes sperm cells in semen.
Excluding skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in New York. Each year in New York State, about 15,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 1,700 men die of the disease. It is estimated that one in six men will develop prostate cancer during his life.