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