Trans people who were assigned male at birth and male assigned non-binary people can get prostate cancer or prostate disease. This includes trans women (or transgender women or transsexual women) who identify and live as women.

If you are a trans woman or male assigned non-binary person, you will have a prostate, regardless of whether you have had genital reconstructive surgery or not. Find out more about the prostate, prostate cancer and prostate problems.

What information is there about prostate cancer if you are a trans woman?

If you are a trans woman with or worried about prostate cancer you can find out more about diagnosis and treatment.

At the moment, we do not have any information specifically for trans women because not a lot is known about trans women’s experience of prostate cancer.

However, we are currently researching what information and support trans women want and need. If you are a trans woman and would like to help us by sharing your experience, please get in touch: yourfeedback@prostatecanceruk.org

In the meantime, if you are a trans woman and have questions about prostate cancer you can call our Specialist Nurses. Or you can visit our online community group for trans women.

We would also like to hear from health professionals working with trans women.

** People who were assigned female at birth and who identify and live as women or men can’t get prostate cancer or prostate disease because they do not have a prostate.