The 33-cent Prostate Cancer Awareness commemorative stamp was issued in Austin, Texas, on May 28, 1999. Michael Cronan of San Francisco, California, designed the stamp.
The issue was designed to heighten awareness about the importance of early detection of prostate cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in men (after lung cancer), and it is the most common cancer in American men (excluding skin cancer). Approximately one out of every five American men will develop prostate cancer in his lifetime.
78.1 million stamps were printed by Avery Dennison in the gravure process.
Postal Bulletin (May 6, 1999).