According to the National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Prostate Cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed form of cancer. Among men it is second only to lung cancer as a cause for cancer-related death among men.
Age, race, ethnicity, and family history are factors that affect the risk of prostate cancer. About 80% of all men with clinically diagnosed prostate cancer are aged 65 years or older.
Often early cancer of the prostate has no symptoms.