Some statistics about prostate cancer from the National Cancer Institute:
¢ Early detection, through a yearly blood test and digital rectal exam, can increase survival rates.
¢ Men with a family history (a father, brother or uncle with the disease) are more than twice as likely to contract it than men without a family history.
¢ Black men are at highest risk for prostate cancer.
¢ A high-fat diet and obesity can increase your risk.
¢ More than three-quarters of prostate cancers are found in men aged 65 and older.
¢ Many more men get a diagnosis of prostate cancer than die from it.