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Welcome to the Washington State Prostate Cancer Coalition (WSPCC)


NOW THE FACTS OF PROSTATE CANCER:

WSPCC pin     Prostate cancer is the 2nd leading cause of cancer death in men, with lung cancer being number 1.*

About 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer within his lifetime.*

WSPCC pin     A man is being diagnosed with prostate cancer every 2.9 minutes.

WSPCC pin     Every 20 minutes a man dies from the disease.

WSPCC pin     The risk for developing prostate cancer doubles if a man’s father or brother has been diagnosed with this disease.

 

Washington State statistics for 2016:

WSPCC pin     An estimated 4,820 men diagnosed with prostate cancer *

WSPCC pin     An estimated 630 deaths from Prostate Cancer *

United States statistics for 2016:

WSPCC pin     An estimated 180,890 new cases of prostate cancer will be diagnosed.*

Risk of prostate cancer is 70% higher in blacks than in non-hispanic whites.*

Estimated cases for Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander is 4,550 individuals.*

WSPCC pin     An estimated 26,120 prostate cancer deaths*

Estimated deaths for Asian American, Native American, and Pacific Islander is 520 individuals.*

* Statistics provided by the American Cancer Society Cancer Facts & Figures 2016.

Other information is provided by zerocancer.org and Prostate Cancer Foundation.