Statistics

Prostate Cancer Stats

• More men die of prostate cancer each year than women do of breast cancer

• 1 in 5 males risk developing prostate cancer by age 85

• Prostate cancer is the most common internal cancer in Australian men

• In 2018 it is estimated 17,729 cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed in Australia

• More than 3,100 Australian men die from prostate cancer each year

• Prostate cancer was responsible for 13% of all cancer deaths in Australia in 2007

• Second leading cause of death in Australian males

• Deaths from Prostate Cancer have increased from 2,711 in 2001 to 3,102 in 2014

• This increase is expected to continue – reaching 25,000 new cases in 2020

Statistics from Australian Institute of Health and Welfare – Prostate Cancer in Australia 2017

 

Sources:

> canceraustralia.gov.au – Prostate Cancer Statistics

> Australian Government – Australian Institute of Health and Welfare ‘Prostate Cancer in Australia’ 2017