The earlier prostate cancer is diagnosed, the more doctors can do to prevent it from becoming a life threatening illness. While no one knows the exact cause of prostate cancer, this clever infographic shows how men can begin having the conversation of annual exams. It also breaks down the numbers on prostate cancer by age, race and family history.
Diagnostic Imaging Services taps into the resources of the American Cancer Society to answer the question, "What are the key statistics about prostate cancer?" Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in American men, behind only lung cancer. About 1 man in 36 will die of prostate cancer.