Prostate cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in men. About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during lifetime. Prostate cancer is more likely to develop in older men and in African-American men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men who are 65 or older, and it is rare in men under 40. The average age at diagnosis is about 66.
Source: American Cancer Society
Prostate cancer occurence in men
Prostate cancer is the fourth most commonly occurring cancer overall.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men. More than 79% of prostate cancer fatalities are men over 75 years old. However, Mortality has fallen steadily since 1990 thanks to improved treatment and access to screening to diagnose the disease at an early stage.
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