Prostate cancer is a condition that primarily affects the prostate gland. This is a very small structure, the size of a walnut that is located at the upper portion of the male reproductive system. It also surrounds the urethra. Men over the age of seventy five die because of prostate cancer. Those who are at high risk in developing prostate cancer at any age are African-American men; all men that are above sixty years of age; men who have a family history of the cancer; men who are alcoholics; men who are exposed to gent orange; painters; tire plant workers; men who have cadmium exposure; and men who eat high amounts of animal fat. Studies show that prostate cancer is more prevalent in men who eat red meat. It also occurs less in those who are vegetarians. Men who have BPH or benign prostatic hyperplasia does not increase the risk of acquiring prostate cancer.