That means about one in every six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer. About one in 35 men will die of the disease-about 27,000 annually.
Prostate cancer will hit just about every man if he lives long enough. It's a common disease in older men, but the concern really centers on its aggressiveness in any particular case. Many men can live 20 years with slow-growing forms, which tend to occur in older men, though the aggressive form (more common in younger men) is more often deadly.
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