Prostate Cancer

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Last Updated: 01 May 2022
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Prostate cancer is a common disease that influences men, usually in middle age or later. Early prostate cancer usually does not cause pain, and most affected men display no visible symptoms. Early-stage prostate cancer can usually be dealt with efficiently, and some older men have prostate tumors that grow so slowly that they might never ever cause health and wellness troubles throughout their life time, even without treatment. In other men, nonetheless, the cancer is more aggressive; in these cases, prostate cancer can be serious. The signs and symptoms of metastatic cancer rely on where the disease has spread. Genetic prostate cancers often tend to develop earlier in life than non-inherited cases. Symptoms of prostate cancer do not usually show up until the prostate is large enough to impact television that carries urine from the bladder out of the penis. These symptoms ought to not be ignored, however they do not suggest you have prostate cancer. The prostate is a small gland in the pelvis and becomes part of the male reproductive system. When mixed with the sperm produced by the testicles, the main function of the prostate is to generate a thick white liquid that creates semen. Rates of new cases are also described as occurrence rates. Rate of New Cases and Deaths per 100,000: The rate of new cases of prostate cancer was 112. 7 per 100,000 men annually. Life Time Risk of Developing Cancer: Approximately 12. 6 percent of men will be identified with prostate cancer eventually throughout their lifetime, based on 2017-2019 data. Occurrence of This Cancer: In 2019, there were an approximated 3,253,416 men living with prostate cancer in the United States. Contrasted to other cancers, prostate cancer is fairly common. Prostate cancer represents 14. 0% of all new cancer cases in the U. S.

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Percent of Cases & 5-Year Relative Survival by Stage at Diagnosis: Prostate Cancer

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StagePercent of Cases5-Year Relative Survival
Localized Confined to Primary Site73%100.0%
Regional Spread to Regional Lymph Nodes14%100.0%
Distant Cancer Has Metastasized7%32.3%
Unknown Unstaged6%85.8%

How Common Is This Cancer?

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RankCommon Types of CancerEstimated New Cases 2022Estimated Deaths 2022
1.Breast Cancer (Female)287,85043,250
2.Prostate Cancer268,49034,500
3.Lung and Bronchus Cancer236,740130,180
4.Colorectal Cancer151,03052,580
5.Melanoma of the Skin99,7807,650
6.Bladder Cancer81,18017,100
7.Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma80,47020,250
8.Kidney and Renal Pelvis Cancer79,00013,920
9.Uterine Cancer65,95012,550
10.Pancreatic Cancer62,21049,830

Rate of New Cases per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity: Prostate Cancer Males

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All Races112.7
Non-Hispanic White110.0
Non-Hispanic Black183.4
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander59.6
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native70.3

Percent of New Cases by Age Group: Prostate Cancer

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Age RangePercent of New Cases

Death Rate per 100,000 Persons by Race/Ethnicity: Prostate Cancer Males

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All Races18.9
Non-Hispanic White17.8
Non-Hispanic Black37.9
Non-Hispanic Asian/Pacific Islander8.6
Non-Hispanic American Indian/Alaska Native21.0

Percent of Deaths by Age Group: Prostate Cancer

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Age RangePercent of Deaths
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