Other than skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men. The American Cancer Societys estimates for prostate cancer in the United States for 2014 are:
- About 233,000 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed
- About 29,480 men will die of prostate cancer
About 1 man in 7 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime.
Prostate cancer occurs mainly in older men. About 6 cases in 10 are diagnosed in men aged 65 or older, and it is rare before age 40. The average age at the time of diagnosis is about 66.