Prostate cancer is the most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in men. The prostate is about the size of a walnut and lies just below the bladder and in front of the rectum. The National Cancer Institute's Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER) Program estimated that more than 164,690 men in the United States will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 29,430 men will die of the disease in 2018.
Prostate cancer is more common in older men than younger men. It is more likely to occur in men with a family history of prostate cancer and men of African American descent. In the United States, about 15 percent of men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point during their lifetimes.
Source: National Cancer Institute