According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in the United States after skin cancer, and the second leading cause of cancer death in men – with lung cancer holding the top spot. An estimated 1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. Get Healthy’s Jackie Hays has more on prostate cancer and the pros and cons of getting screened.
The American Cancer Society recommends that men ages 50 and older talk with their doctor annually about screening for prostate cancer. For men who have a history of prostate cancer in their family and for African American men, those talks should begin at age 45.