How many men get prostate cancer?
- About 238,590 new cases of prostate cancer
- About 29,720 deaths from prostate cancer
Prostate cancer is the most common type of cancer found in American men, other than skin cancer. Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men, behind only lung cancer. One man in 6 will get prostate cancer during his lifetime. And one man in 36 will die of this disease.
Last Medical Review: 03/09/2012
Last Revised: 01/17/2013