September is Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, a time to help people learn about prostate cancer and support those who are affected. Prostate cancer is the second most common cancer among men. In 2023, the American Cancer Society estimates there will be about 288,300 new cases and about 34,700 deaths from prostate cancer.
The American Urological Association suggests men ages 45 to 69, with an average risk for prostate cancer, talk to their doctor about whether prostate cancer testing is right for them. For men with a higher risk of getting prostate cancer, which includes African-American men or men with a family history of cancer, think about talking to your doctor as early as 40-54 years of age.
The Urology Care Foundation is here to help you learn more about whether you are at risk for prostate cancer and when to talk to your doctor about whether screening is right for you. Scroll down to find free resources on the types of prostate cancer, treatment options, life after prostate cancer and more.