Prostate Cancer Statistics

Statistics on prostate cancer:

Consider the following statistics related to prostate cancer:

  • Prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men, excluding skin cancer.
  • American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates for 2010 include 217,730 new cases of prostate cancer in the US.
  • Year 2010 estimates include 32,050 deaths occurring from prostate cancer in the US alone, making it the second leading cause of cancer death in men.
  • All men are at risk for prostate cancer. The risk increases with age, and family history also increases the risk.
  • African American men are more likely to have prostate cancer than Caucasian men, and have nearly a two-fold higher mortality rate than Caucasian men.

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