The prostate gland is part of the male reproductive system that produces fluid that forms part of semen. Cancer is a disease in which cells in the body grow out of control and crowd out healthy cells, making it difficult for the body to function normally. Prostate cancer develops when cells in the prostate grow out of control. Among American males, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death.
The CMS Office of Minority Health Data Snapshots are one-page fact sheets focused on health disparities in the Medicare population, which examine a chronic condition and provide data and actionable information to increase awareness of the issue. The Data Snapshots provide a brief overview of a condition, present findings from CMS data sources, describe the impact of the condition on minorities, and list helpful resources.