Prostate cancer develops when cells in the prostate gland grow out of control. The American Cancer Society estimates that 1 in 8 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetimes. In 2022, the organization estimates that 268,490 men in the United States will develop prostate cancer and 35,000 will die from causes related to the disease.

Men who are 65 years and older are more likely to have the disease. It affects non-Hispanic Black men more than other men.

Learning about the condition can help you understand how it might affect you. There are some myths about the disease.