Prostate Cancer

About one in six American men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. You or someone you love could be one of them.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer. All men are at risk for prostate cancer. Family history and age are both factors that increase the risk. African-American men are more than twice as likely to have prostate cancer, and it is nearly twice as likely to be fatal when compared to Caucasian men.

If you are 50 years of age or older, please talk to your healthcare provider about prostate cancer screening and treatment options. Men who are at a higher risk for prostate cancer are encouraged to begin getting tested at age 45.

The Alabama Department of Public Health Comprehensive Cancer Control Program created this website to capture prostate-health efforts across the state, to serve as a prostate health clearinghouse, and to promote discussions between patients and providers.

If you are a healthcare provider or agency that provides prostate services or an organization that promotes prostate cancer awareness, please contact us.

Page last updated: April 11, 2017