Prostate Cancer

By: CPMC Genetic Counseling Staff
Reviewed by: Dr. Nancy L. Lewis, MD, Cooper University Hospital

Prostate cancer occurs when the cells in the prostate grow out of control. The prostate is a small gland in the male reproductive system that produces the fluid that nourishes and transports sperm.. Prostate cancer typically occurs in men over the age of 50.

How Common is Prostate Cancer?
One in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, making it the most common cancer among men in the United States. Click here to view the data. 

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Learn more about Prostate Cancer, from symptoms to understanding your risk, through the links below.

Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment

Learn more about Prostate Cancer [ Learn More › ]

Risk Factors

Both genetic and non-genetic factors play a role in Prostate Cancer [ Learn More › ]


Reduce Your Risk

Risk-reducing behaviors for Prostate Cancer [ Learn More › ]

The CPMC Study

Learn how the CPMC Study identifies your risk for Prostate Cancer [ Learn More › ]