Prostate Cancer

Prostate cancer is a cancer that forms in tissues of the prostate (a gland in the male reproductive system found below the bladder and in front of the rectum). Prostate cancer usually occurs in older men.

Worldwide, more than 670,000 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer each year. The highest rates are in the USA, Australia, New Zealand, Western and Northern Europe whilst the lowest rates are in East and South Central Asia.

Since prostate cancer is higher in circumcising countries, it could be argued that circumcision increases the possibility of prostate cancer.

Circumcision does not prevent prostate cancer.