Any cancer is not fun... been there done that.
We do have a major cancer research center in my hometown so the word on prostate cancer is out there.
Now, to the best of my understanding... in older white males, prostate cancer is generally slow growing and often a wait and watch approach is used.
This is not the case with black males where I believe PC is more aggressive.
The five year survival rate for PC is 100%, 10 year is around 91.
Now with breast cancer, the 5 year survival rate is about 85% and remember it can affect men and women!
Also, the treatment for prostate cancer is not as debilitating as some other cancers so for an individual family experiencing the treatment of radiation/brachytherapy is not going to have the patient out of work for months as they would be with say 4 or more months of chemo and another 5 weeks of radiation with breast and other cancers.
So there is not the financial strain on the family during the treatment.
Even something like thyroid cancer... total thyroidectomy and a week of brachytherapy, calcium and hormone therapy is pretty tame treatment compared to other cancers and it affects both men and women, but you don't hear a lot about it... probably because it isn't as rigorous a treatment plan.
I also think women are more likely to open up and share when it comes to something like breast cancer than men would about prostate.
The Komen walk was organized as a tribute to a sister that died of breast cancer.
ACS has its relay for life which recognises all types of cancer.
And who knows, maybe someday someone will organize a prostate walk in memorial but wouldn't it be nice if they found a cure before it came to that.