According to the National Cancer Institute, prostate cancer is one of the most common cancers in men in the U.S., second only to skin cancer, and is the second leading cause of death in men.1 Roughly 14 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point.2 In 2015, about 220,800 men were expected to be diagnosed in the United States.3

Generally, prostate cancer occurs in older men, with approximately 60 percent of cases diagnosed in men over 65; cases in men under 40 are rare.3 Although prostate cancer is a serious disease, the survival rate five years after diagnosis is 98.9 percent, and 100 percent if the disease is caught in its earliest stages.2


1 National Cancer Institute. Prostate Cancer: for patients. Retrieved December 4, 2015 from

2 National Cancer Institute. SEER Stat Fact Sheets: Prostate Cancer. Retrieved December 4, 2015 from

3 American Cancer Society. Prostate Cancer [Fact sheet]. Retrieved December 4 from