Health Minute: Prostate Cancer

Sep 22, 2020

You’re listening to WPSU’s Health Minute, a collaboration with Penn State’s College of Nursing.

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer found only in men and the third most common non-skin cancer diagnosed in Americans. It is the second most common cause of cancer deaths among American men; and, the death rate is higher for Black men.

In its early stages, prostate cancer may not produce symptoms, so routine exams or specific antigen tests are needed for prevention and early detection. Prostate cancer is typically treatable if it’s caught early.

Healthy choices such as exercising and sticking to a low fat, fruit and vegetable rich diet may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer.

For more information, contact your health care provider or visit the American Cancer Society at or the Prostate Cancer Foundation at

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU.