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Prostate cancer facts
- Every hour, 24 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in the U.S.
- Men are 33% more likely to get prostate cancer than women are to get breast cancer.
- Prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in American males today.
- Read more prostate cancer facts and the good news about early detection.
Symptoms of prostate cancer
Different people have different symptoms for prostate cancer. Some men do not have symptoms at all.
Some symptoms of prostate cancer are:
- Difficulty starting urination.
- Weak, or interrupted flow of urine.
- Frequent urination, especially at night.
- Read more about the symptoms of prostate cancer.
Prostate cancer risk factors
Age, family history and race can all impact your chance of getting prostate cancer. Other risk factors are being studied include diet, hormone levels, and environmental agents. Read more about prostate cancer risk factors.
Screening for prostate cancer
Prostate cancer screening means looking for cancer before it causes symptoms. This helps to find cancer at an early stage when it may be easier to treat. Tests that are commonly used to screen for prostate cancer are Digital Rectal Exams (DRE) and Prostate Specific Antigen tests (PSA). Read more about screening for prostate cancer.
Diagnosis of prostate cancer
If your PSA or DRE is abnormal, doctors may do additional tests to find or diagnose prostate cancer. Additional tests to diagnose prostate cancer include transrectal ultrasound and biopsies. Read more about the diagnosis of prostate cancer.