Diseases & Conditions : Prostate Health
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 2011 include about 241,000 new cases of prostate cancer in the US.
Year 2011 estimates include about 34,000 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 are more than twice as likely to die from prostate cancer than Caucasian men.