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Prostate Cancer

Prostate Cancer

Definition of prostate cancer: Cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men. 

Estimated new cases and deaths from prostate cancer in the United States in 2014:

  • New cases: 233,000
  • Deaths: 29,480

See the online booklet What You Need To Know About™ Prostate Cancer to learn about prostate cancer staging tests, treatment, and questions to ask the doctor.

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