Men Tackling the Big C

Prostate cancer is the abnormal growth of cells in the prostate gland. Some prostate cancers grow and spread very quickly. Many, if not most grow slowly.

1 out of every 7 men in the U.S. is diagnosed with prostate cancer; 1 out of every 5 African Americans is diagnosed with prostate cancer.


  • Those with a father or a brother and African Americans should begin baseline screening no later than age 40.
  • Other men should begin screening no later than age 55.

Prostate Cancer Risk Assessment

    Are you African American?YesNo

    Do you smoke?YesNo

    How often do you exercise weekly?Not muchAt least 3 times per week

    Do you have a primary care physician?YesNo

    When was your last checkup?Within 1-2 yearsMore than 2 years ago

    Has an immediate family member (your father, a brother, or a son) been diagnosed with prostate cancer?YesNo

    Of immediate family members with prostate cancer, were any diagnosed before age 65?YesNo