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Nearly 3 million men are living with prostate cancer in the United States. Prostate cancer only occurs in men. It’s more likely to occur in people with a family history of prostate cancer and African American men. African American men are 56% more likely to develop prostate cancer than Caucasian men.
As men get older, their risk of getting prostate cancer rises drastically. Prostate cancer is commonly thought of as an older man’s disease, because around 60% of cases occur in men over the age of 65, and 97% of cases occur in men over the age of 50.
And although rare (around 1 in 10,000), men in their 30s can be diagnosed, too.
At initial diagnosis, 16% of patients have prostate cancer that has spread to a different part of the body. This means that the cancer is already in the advanced stage. Most of the time, it spreads to the bones first. Prostate cancer spreads to bones in 9 out of 10 men with advanced prostate cancer.