alternative cancer research fund

(dba: prostate cancer research & assistance fund)

prostate cancer statistics & facts


statistics about men
  • prostate cancer is the second most common cancer in men, next to skin cancers.
  • 1 out of 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
  • 1 out 35 men will die from prostate cancer.
  • prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in america; behind lung cancer.
  • prostate cancer accounts for 9% of cancer-related deaths in men.

(statistics courtesy of american cancer society.)

incidence & mortality
  • in 2008, it is estimated 186,000 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer and 28,660 men will die of prostate cancer.
  • median age of diagnosis is 68 years of age.
  • median age for death is 80 years of age.
  • on average, 26 out of every 100,000 men die of prostate cancer each year.
lifetime risk and prevalence
  • almost 16% of men born today will be diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point in their lifetime.
  • 8% of men will be diagnosed between the ages of 50 and 70.
  • as of 2005, approximately 2.1 million men were alive with a history of prostate cancer.

(statistics based on nci's seer cancer statistics review.)




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