Men who have, or have had, prostate cancer give valuable support to others through their involvement with the Prostate Network. Just as men have received support from this group, they can in turn offer other patients and their families patience, strength, and endurance through their experiences with diagnosis, treatment and recovery.
Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer in America, affecting 1 in 6 men.
In 2014, more than 233,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, and more than 29,000 will die from the disease.
Source: Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF)
What is prostate Cancer?
It is an abnormal growth of cells in the prostate, a gland found only in men. The prostate is located inside the body, at the base of the penis. Prostate Cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer in men and the second leading cause of male cancer deaths.
African-American men are at especially high risk for prostate cancer; they are 65% more likely to develop this disease than non-Hispanic white men.