1 in 9 Men in the U.S. Will Develop Prostate Cancer
in Their Lifetime
Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer deaths in American men. About 1 in 41 die of prostate cancer.
Prostate Cancer is Very Curable When Detected Early.
The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates 164,690 new cases and 29,430 deaths from prostate cancer in 2018.
Risk Factors: men 65 or older, race - black men are at higher risk, family history
Primary Screening: PSA blood tests. 86% accurate in identifying prostate cancer, but have a high false positive rate of 37%. False positives can lead to anxiety and unnecessary additional testing and expense.
Survival Rates: Stages I, II, III, IIIB, IVA - nearly 100%, Stage IVB - 29%