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In the United States, prostate cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer in men, following skin cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, and it is more prevalent in Black men. In South Carolina, approximately 3,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer and 480 die from the disease each year.

Although prostate cancer is very common, it often grows so slowly that it seldom causes health problems during a man’s lifetime. Most men with prostate cancer are older than 50 and do not die from the disease. Talk to your doctor about your risk of prostate cancer and whether you need screening.