Prostate Cancer

Statistics

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer diagnosed in Australian men
- approximately 20,000 new cases are diagnosed every year

Prostate cancer is the 2nd most common cause of cancer deaths in Australian men after lung cancer
- each year close to 3,300 men die of prostate cancer

The chance of developing prostate cancer increases:
- with increasing age
- with a family history of prostate cancer

The chance of being diagnosed with prostate cancer is:
- if in your 40s: 1 in 1000
- if in your 50s: 12 in 1000
- if in your 60s: 45 in 1000
- if in your 70s: 80 in 1000

One in 9 Australian men will develop prostate cancer in their lifetime

While younger men are less likely to be diagnosed with it, they are more likely to die prematurely from it

What is complicated with prostate cancer is that some cancers grow very slowly and don't threaten life, whilst others grow more rapidly and do



Wesley Urology Clinic
Suite 42, Level 4 Wesley Medical Centre
40 Chasely St, Auchenflower, 4066
p: (07) 3720 6920
f: (07) 3720 6921

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