Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer occurring in men. In New Hampshire, between 2006-2010, 28% of new cancer diagnoses in men and 11% of cancer deaths were due to prostate cancer. See NH Cancer Report 2006-2010.

The US Preventive Services Task Force recommends against routine Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA)-based screening for prostate cancer. Men should discuss their risk and need for screening with their health care provider.

The 2015-2020 NH Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan supports shared decision making, a collaborative process that allows patients and their providers to make health care decisions together. The Shared Decision Making rack card and Prostate Cancer: Take Time to Decide infographic are examples of resources that might be useful to you.

NH CCC works collaboratively with partners, including the New Hampshire Prostate Cancer Coalition (NHPCC), to share resources and implement strategies that address cancer. Learn more about NH CCC strategies to reduce cancer statewide in the New Hampshire Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan.