Prostate Cancer by the Numbers

Prostate Cancer by the Numbers

  • 65% – Percentage of prostate cancer cases diagnosed in men older than 65.
  • 1 in 10,000 — Chances of men under the age of 40 being diagnosed.
  • 1 in 38 — Chances of men between the ages of 40 and 59 of being diagnosed.
  • 1 in 14 — Chances of men between the ages of 60 and 69 of being diagnosed.
  • 1 in 6 — Number of American men suffering from prostate cancer.
  • 61% – African-American men are 61% more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men.
  • 2.5 — African-American men are 2 1/2 times as likely to die from prostate cancer than Caucasian men.
  • 90% — The cure rate for prostate cancer if detected and treated early.

Symptoms of Prostate Cancer:

Early detection is a man’s biggest ally in his fight against prostate cancer.  A man should be concerned if he suffers one or more of the following symptoms:

  • Frequent urination, especially throughout the night
  • Blood in urine or semen.
  • Lower back, hip or upper thigh pain that is frequent and presistent.
  • Painful urination, where a burnign sensation can be overwhelming.
  • Difficulty urinating, when the flow of urine is noticeably weak or even interrupted.
  • Difficulty obtaining an erection as well as painful ejaculation.

Don’t wait — discuss prostate cancer testing with your doctor today!!

Source:  Prostate Cancer Foundation