New cases: An estimated 241,740 new cases of prostate cancer will occur in the US during 2012. Prostate cancer is the most frequently diagnosed cancer in men aside from skin cancer. For reasons that remain unclear, incidence rates are significantly higher in African Americans than in whites, 241 (per 100,000 men) versus 149, respectively, in 2008. Incidence rates for prostate cancer changed substantially between the mid-1980s and mid-1990s and have since fluctuated widely from year to year, in large part reflecting changes in prostate cancer screening with the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) blood test. Since 2004,  incidence rates have decreased by 2.7% per year among men 65 years of age and older and have remained stable among men younger than 65 years.
Deaths: With an estimated 28,170 deaths in 2012, prostate cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer death in men. Prostate cancer death rates have been decreasing since the early 1990s in both African Americans and whites. Although death rates have decreased more rapidly among African American than white men, rates in African Americans remain more than twice as high as those in whites. Prostate cancer death rates decreased 3.0% per year in white men and 3.5% per year in African American men from 2004 to 2008.

READ MORE – Excellent Study with all types of Cancers outlined with 2012 Statistics – http://www.acco.org/LinkClick.aspx?fileticket=EcECXIUZyeA%3d&tabid=670  (Prostate Cancer on Page 19 )

Male- Estimated New Cases in 2012
Prostate
241,740 (29%)
Lung & bronchus
116,470 (14%)
Colon & rectum
73,420 (9%)
Urinary bladder
55,600 (7%)
Melanoma of the skin
44,250 (5%)
Kidney & renal pelvis
40,250 (5%)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
38,160 (4%)
Oral cavity & pharynx
28,540 (3%)
Leukemia
26,830 (3%)
Pancreas
22,090 (3%)
All sites
848,170 (100%)

 

Male- Estimated Deaths
Lung & bronchus
87,750 (29%)
Prostate
28,170 (9%)
Colon & rectum
26,470 (9%)
Pancreas
18,850 (6%)
Liver & intrahepatic bile duct
13,980 (5%)
Leukemia
13,500 (4%)
Esophagus
12,040 (4%)
Urinary bladder
10,510 (3%)
Non-Hodgkin lymphoma
10.320 (3%)
Kidney & renal pelvis
8,650 (3%)
All sites
301,820 (100%)

Thought this was a very interesting Graph too:

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