Statistics show prostate cancer is a widespread issue but is treatable and often curable if diagnosed early. Usually diagnosed in older men, prostate cancer risk increases with age.
Here are some surprising statistics about prostate cancer:
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One in seven men (14 percent) will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, says the National Cancer Institute
Prostate cancer statistics from 2013 estimated nearly 3 million men are living with prostate cancer in the U.S. Most current statistics state 129.4 men per 100,000 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer, according to NCI.
3. American Cancer Society statistics in 2016 for prostate cancer
show there will be approximately 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer within the year. Estimates also show 26,120 deaths from prostate cancer during the same time.
Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer deaths in American men behind lung cancer.
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According to the National Cancer Institute, 10.7 percent of all cancer cases in the U.S. are prostate cancer. Men between the ages of 65-75 are most frequently diagnosed. It is rare for someone under the age of 40 to be diagnosed with prostate cancer.
The average age of death for prostate cancer patients is 80 years old, according to NCI.
Prostate cancer statistics show an increased death rate among black men when compared to other races and ethnic backgrounds. In 2012, 42 of 100,000 African-American men would die from prostate cancer versus 18 of 100,000 white men, the Centers for Disease Control reported
8. According to WebMD
, approximately 99 percent of men will survive five years or more after they have been diagnosed with prostate cancer. Statistics show five-year survival rates near 100 percent if the prostate cancer is confined to the prostate or near it. If the cancer has spread outside the prostate, the survival rate decreases to approximate 33 percent.
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