The prostate is a walnut-sized gland located between the bladder and the penis that serves a role in sexual reproduction. A malignancy or cancer is a disease where cells in the body grow out of control. A malignancy that develops from the tissues of the prostate gland is known as prostate cancer and is one of the most common cancers and cause of death among men worldwide. Factors that put males at risk of developing this cancer are age (>55-69 years of age), genetics (a family history of prostate cancer) and race (African ancestry). What makes this cancer a silent killer is that, many men with it may never develop symptoms until advanced disease has set in. The epidemiology of prostate cancer in the population of Trinidad and Tobago (T&T), with its diversity in ancestral groups, has not yet been described. However, based on case reports, the mortality rate is presumed to be one of the highest in the world. This would indicate a high incidence and prevalence of prostate cancer in T&T, putting a large number of Trinbagonian males within a high risk group for prostate cancer. Being a high risk group of such a fatal disease that often is symptomless, would mean that screening for this disease is essential to diagnose it at an early stage so that prompt, effective and appropriate treatment can be instituted to prevent it being a cause of death (by spreading).