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Prostate Cancer Statistics

Chart illustrating increase in yearly cases from 2010 to 2020.

In this video abstract, CDC’s Dr. Hannah Weir talks about her work to project trends in new cancer cases and deaths to the year 2020. The largest increases are expected in prostate, female breast, lung, and colorectal cancers.

Aside from non-melanoma skin cancer, prostate cancer is the most common cancer among men in the United States. It is also one of the leading causes of cancer death among men of all races and Hispanic origin populations. For more information, visit Cancer Among Men.

In 2013 (the most recent year numbers are available)—
  • 176,450 men in the United States were diagnosed with prostate cancer.*†
  • 27,681 men in the United States died from prostate cancer.*†

*Incidence counts cover about 99% of the U.S. population; death counts cover about 100% of the U.S. population. Use caution when comparing incidence and death counts.

†Source: U.S. Cancer Statistics Working Group. United States Cancer Statistics: 1999–2013 Incidence and Mortality Web-based Report. Atlanta (GA): Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and National Cancer Institute; 2016. Available at: