On this page: You will find information about the number of males diagnosed with prostate cancer Statistics each year. You will also read general information about surviving diseases. Keep in mind that survival depends on several factors. Use the menu to view other pages.
In addition to skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men. This year, it is estimated that 174,650 men in the United States have prostate cancer. About 60% of cases are diagnosed in men over 65 years of age. The average age of diagnosis is 66 years; this disease rarely occurs before the age of 40. For unknown reasons, black men are about 60% more likely to develop prostate cancer than whites.
Most prostate cancers (90%) were found when the disease was confined to the prostate and nearby organs. This is called a local or regional stage.
The 5-year survival rate tells you the percentage of males at least 5 years after the cancer is found. The percentage means how many of the 100 points. The 5-year survival rate for most men with local or regional prostate cancer is close to 100%.
For men diagnosed with prostate cancer that has spread to other parts of the body, the 5-year survival rate is 30%.
Prostate cancer disease is the second leading cause of cancer death in men in the United States. It is estimated that 31,620 people will die of this disease this year. However, from 1993 to 2016, the mortality rate fell by more than half. The survival of a male individual depends on the type of prostate cancer and the stage of the disease. There are nearly 3 million prostate cancer survivors in the United States today.
It is important to remember that statistics on the survival rate of men with prostate cancer are an estimate. The estimate comes from annual data based on the number of males with cancer in the United States. In addition, experts measure survival statistics every 5 years.
Therefore, it is estimated that it may not show a better diagnosis or treatment outcome of less than 5 years. If you have any questions about this information, please consult your doctor. Learn more about statistics.
Statistics adapted from American Cancer Society (ACS) publications, cancer facts and Figures.