How common is prostate cancer in the world?

Prostate cancer is the second most commonly occurring cancer in men. During their lifetime, about 1 in 9 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. 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. [1]

Prostate cancer occurrence 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.[1]  

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[1] American Cancer Society. (2020). Key Statistics for Prostate Cancer. Retrieved from 

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