Statistics abound to its prevalence amongst men as they grow older, to how in Australia it's the leading cancer-killer of men (second, in the US), or how it kills more men than breast cancer kills women. They are figures that should be - and are - concerning.
But equally concerning is the stoicism of men, attitudes of ignorance and solitude that can only make the battle so much harder. It's not a journey that need be undertaken alone, or in silence.
Below the Belt: Experiences with Prostate Cancer is filled with stories and poetry from those who have been courageous enough to share their experiences - a library of information that is educational, but also shows the importance of seeking support, of opening up to reveal that it's not a fight that need be undertaken alone.
And that strength and resilience can come through sharing.