This National Cancer Institute (NCI) booklet (NIH Publication No. 05-1576) has important information about
cancer. Prostate cancer is the second most common type of cancer
among men in this country. Only skin cancer is more common. Out of every three
men who are diagnosed with cancer each year, one is diagnosed with prostate
You will read about possible causes, screening, symptoms, diagnosis, and
treatment. You will also find ideas about how to cope with the disease.
Scientists are studying prostate cancer to find out more about its causes. And
they are looking for better ways to treat it.
NCI provides information about cancer, including the publications mentioned in
this booklet. You can order these materials by telephone or on the Internet.
You can also read them online and print your own copy.
*Words that may be new to readers appear in italics. The "Dictionary"
section explains these terms. Some words in the "Dictionary" have a
"sounds-like" spelling to show how to pronounce them.
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