Did you know that…?

• Prostate cancer is the most diagnosed cancer in American men, second only to non-fatal skin cancer.

• In the average American family, the husband has a greater risk of developing prostate cancer than the wife has of developing breast cancer.

• More than 2.5 million men are living in the USA today with a history of prostate cancer.

• 238,590 American men are forecast to be diagnosed with prostate cancer this year.

• 29,720 American men are forecast to die from this deadly disease this year.

• Every 17 minutes, 24/7, an American man dies from prostate cancer.

• The 5-year survival rate approaches 100% if malignant prostate cancer is detected in its early stage.

• The 5-year survival rate drops to 28% if malignant prostate cancer spreads to other parts of the body.

• Prostate cancer usually has no symptoms in its early stage and there are no self-tests for this disease.

• 1 out of every 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.

• 1 out of every 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.

• This year, more men are forecast to be diagnosed with prostate cancer than women are forecast to be diagnosed with breast cancer.

• Men have a higher death rate from prostate cancer than women have from breast cancer.

• African American men have the highest prostate cancer incident rates in the world.

• African American men have a prostate cancer mortality rate that is more than twice as high as that of the white men with prostate cancer.

• NCI provides more than twice as much research funding for breast cancer than for prostate cancer.

The above information comes from the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) documents. These documents are available at www.cancer.org and www.cancer.gov.