Each year, nearly 30,000 men die from prostate cancer. In fact, it’s the second leading cause of death from cancer in men after lung cancer. This is why September is National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month. Being aware of your risk for prostate cancer—as well as the signs, symptoms, and detection tests—is important to educate yourself about your health.
Prostate cancer is now the most common cancer that occurs in men. It is not known exactly what causes the disease but there are a number of risk factors that may mean you are more likely to develop this disease. If you have any of the risk factors below and start to develop symptoms of