Fast facts on prostate cancer

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  • After non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the US.
  • Prostate cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and Hispanic origin populations.
  • In the US around 209,292 men are diagnosed with prostate cancer per year.
  • Around 27,970 men die from prostate cancer in the US each year.
  • According to the American Cancer Society about 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
  • Prostate cancer mainly occurs in older men – about 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men 65 years or older.
  • Almost all prostate cancers are adenocarcinomas – cancers that begin in cells that make and release mucus and other fluids.
  • Prostate cancer often has no early symptoms.
  • Advanced prostate cancer can cause men to urinate more often or have a weaker flow of urine.
  • Most men diagnosed with prostate cancer do not die from it. More than 2.9 million men in the US diagnosed with prostate cancer at some point are still alive today.

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