Prostate Cancer in very young men

Prostate Cancer in very young men

These are statistics taken from the ‘NHS Prostate Cancer Risk Mangement’

Table 1 they produced under item 2.2 headed ‘Presence of prostate cancer determined at autopsy’

These percentages are of men in whom prostate cancer was detected at autopsy and when they had died of other causes.

They found prostate cancer in:-

8% of the men aged 20-29

28% of the men aged 30-39

39% of the men aged 40-49

53% of the men aged 50-59

66% of the men aged 60-69

80% of the men aged 70-80.

Why do they still insist on calling it an old mans disease when clearly from their own statistics prostate cancer can be found in a high percentage of very young men.

1 Comment
  • Laura
    Posted at 04:54h, 31 July

    My 26-year-old son was just diagnosed with Stage 1 prostate cancer. The above statistics absolutely stunned me.

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