- 248,530 new cases of prostate cancer
- 34,130 deaths from prostate cancer
What is Your Risk?While all men are at risk for prostate cancer, certain factors can elevate the risk:4
- Age: Risk increases with age
- Race & Ethnicity: Certain groups, such as African American men, are at an increased risk
- Family History: Close relatives, especially first-degree relatives (father, brother, paternal grandfather, etc.)
Awareness is ImportantIncreasing public awareness of the importance of prostate health and prostate cancer is a critical step in detection and diagnosis of the disease. It is also important to educate men and their loved ones about risk factors and symptoms of prostate health and prostate cancer.
Knowledge is PowerSeveral organizations provide valuable patient resources and information on topics such as early detection and prevention, genetic testing for prostate cancer, and even daily eating habits to support healthier living.
- Prostate Cancer Foundation (https://www.pcf.org/)
- ZERO – The End of Prostate Cancer (https://zerocancer.org/)
- Prostate Conditions Education Council (https://www.prostateconditions.org/)
- FANS for the CURE (https://fansforthecure.org/)
- American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/key-statistics.html
- Sharma, Pranav et al. “Biomarkers for prostate cancer: present challenges and future opportunities.” Future science OA vol. 2,1 FSO72. 17 Dec. 2015, doi:10.4155/fso.15.72
- American Cancer Society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/about/new-research.html
- American Cancer society. https://www.cancer.org/cancer/prostate-cancer/causes-risks-prevention/risk-factors.html