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